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Maki Marukido's 'The End of the World, With You' Manga Gets Live-Action Show

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Toshiki Seto, Keisuke Nakata star in January 2023 series

Asahi Broadcasting announced on November 22 that Maki Marukido's The End of the World, With You (Bokura no Micro na Shūmatsu) manga is inspiring a live-action series that will premiere on Asahi Broadcasting in January 2023.

Toshiki Seto (right in image above) stars as protagonist and unmotivated salaryman Masumi Nishina, while Keisuke Nakata (left) stars as Ritsu Kusakabe, a man from Masumi's past.

Other cast members include: Sōshō Tomimoto as pure idol fan Yūma Hirose, Baku Idegami as sisters Meguru Kagami and Madoka Kagami (double role), Takehiro Ōtsuki as Masumi and Ritsu's former college schoolmate Hashimoto, Miyu Nishimura as former Miss Campus Misa Taniguchi, Ryōko Yūi as Masumi's mother, and Kisuke Iida as Meguru's father.

Kōichirō Miki and Hiroshi Mori are directing the series, and Miki is also penning the scripts.

The manga's story begins when Masumi Nishina, an unmotivated salaryman going through the motions, confronts a news report that the world will end from an unavoidable meteor impact in 10 years. He returns to his college's library determined to read everything he can, but encounters a man from his past that he absolutely did not want to meet: Ritsu Kusakabe.

Marukido launched the manga in Shodensha's on BLUE magazine in February 2020, and ended it in December 2021. Shodensha published the manga's two compiled book volumes simultaneously on February 25.

Marukido published the Pornographer boys' love manga in on BLUE in 2016, and it has one compiled book volume. Marukido also published a spinoff manga in on BLUE in 2016 titled Indigo no Kibun (Mood Indigo), and a sequel manga titled Zoku Pornographer Playback. The manga also has one compiled book volume. The manga inspired a television series adaptation that premiered on Fuji TV's FOD (Fuji TV On Demand) streaming service in July 2018, and a second series adapting the Mood Indigo past arc premiered in March 2019. Zoku Pornographer Playback inspired a live-action film that opened in February 2021.

Digital manga publisher futekiya is publishing all three of those manga in English, along with Marukido's Me wo Tojite mo Hikari wa Mieru yo manga.

Source: Comic Natalie (link 2)

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