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Live-Action Kocchi Muite yo Mukai-kun Show Reveals 3 Cast Members

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sakura Fujiwara, Amane Okayama, Naomi Zaizen join cast

NTV's official website for its live-action show of Yōko Nemu's Kocchi Muite yo Mukai-kun (Turn to Me Mukai-kun) manga revealed three cast members for the anime on Thursday.

©Nippon Television Network Corporation

The cast includes (from left to right in image above):

  • Sakura Fujiwara as Mami Takeda, Satoru Mukai's younger sister
  • Amane Okayama as Genki Takeda, Mami's husband
  • Naomi Zaizen as Kimiko Mukai, Satoru and Mami's mother

©Nippon Television Network Corporation

Eiji Akaso (left in image above) plays the titular Satoru Mukai, while Erika Ikuta (right) plays Miwako Tōdō.

©Nippon Television Network Corporation
Shōgo Kusano and Yoshinori Shigeyama are directing the series, with scripts by Mako Watanabe. The series will premiere in July.

The manga is about a 35-year-old office employee named Mukai-kun, who has been single for 10 years now, and still has a lingering attachment to his last ex-girlfriend, Miwako. At work, Mukai-kun starts to notice Nakatani-san, a temporary employee. Caught between an old flame he cannot let go, and a new encounter, Mukai-kun starts his "spot the difference" love game.

Nemu launched the manga in the Feel Young magazine in June 2020. Shodensha published the manga's second compiled book volume on May 8.

Nemu's Gozen 3-ji no Muhōchitai (3 a.m. Dangerous Zone) manga also received a live-action television series adaptation in 2013. The manga launched in Feel Young in 2008, and Shodensha published three compiled book volumes.

Nemu launched the The Delinquent Housewife! (Futsutsu na Yome Desu ga!) manga in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine in 2015. Shogakukan published the manga's fourth and final volume in January 2017. Vertical licensed the manga, and published the first volume in English in September 2018. Vertical released the manga's fourth and final volume in March 2019.

Sources: Kocchi Muite yo Mukai-kun live-action series' website, Comic Natalie

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