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[mangago app android]Masakazu Katsura’s Teen Romance Manga Is Gets Live-Action TV Drama in 2018

Update time:2021-08-06 01:19Tag:

  Japanese digital satellite broadcaster SKY PerfecTV! announced today on October 30 that a live-action drama adaptation of Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai, DNA2, ZETMAN)’s teen romance manga I”s will be aired on its BS Skaper channel and streamed on Skaper On Demand service sometime in 2018. This is the second live-action adaptation based on the author’s manga work, follwoing Denei Shoujo/Video Girl Ai directed by Ryu Kaneda (Garo series) in 1991.

  Katsura says, “I appreciate so much because the staff are filled with love for the manga. I have been involved in many things, so I am really looking forward to the day it is completed!”

  It was also confirmed that 23-year-old actor Amane Okayama (Yosuke Sasaki in Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High, Satoshi Fukube in Hyouka) is cast as the protagonist Ichitaka Seto, who is in his second year of high school in the beginning of the manga story. Other cast members will be kept

  secret till next spring. The shooting has already begun and is scheduled to continue till the next year.

  The manga was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from 1997 to 2000. It compiled in 15-

  volume regular edition tankobon, 12-volume perfect edition, and nine-volume bunko edition. They

  have reportedly printed over 10 million copies in total in Japan. the manga was previously adapted into

  two OVA series: two-volume “From I”s ~Mouhitotsu no Natsu no Monogatari” in 2002-2003 and six-

  volume “I”s Pure” in 2005.

  【プレスリリース】桂正和 原作漫画 『I”s』 スカパー! で、実写ドラマ化決定! #スカパー #ヨムミル https://t.co/xjRZndlFTA

  — スカパー!PR(ヨムミル!) (@sptv_PR) 2017年10月30日

  Amane Okayama

  

  Bunko edition 1st and 9th volume covers

  

  Source: SKY PerfecTV!

  (C) MASAKAZU KATSURA/Shueisha