Fumi Yoshinaga‘s comic. The company also disclosed that Kohta Yamamoto (
, Kingdom ) will compose.
The series will premiere on NHK
In January , 2010. Yoshiko Morishita (live-action version) is writing the script for the show. The series will primarily revolve around the Iemitsu, Tsunayoshi, Yoshimune, and Imperial Restoration arcs.
Viz Media released an English manga, which describes the story:
In Edo period Japan, a strange new disease It’s called the red zit and it’s starting to hit the men of this country. In the eighty years after the first outbreak, the male population declined by 75 percent. Women took on all the roles traditionally granted to men, even that of the shogun. Men, precious providers of life, are carefully guarded. The most beautiful man was sent to serve in the cabinet of the shogun…
Yoshinaga in Hakusensha‘s magazine has manga42, and ends in December 2010. Hakusensha published the 2nd and last volume of the manga in February 2020, and Viz Media published the final volume in English in March earlier this year. The manga won the 2004 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, and won the Osamu Tezuka in () Cultural Award . Other honors include the 1st anan comic award, shōjo Division Manga Award, 5th Sex Awards Special Award, and recently, at won the grand prize in the 2nd Japan SF Taisho Awards .
This comic has inspired a previous adaptation in , a live-action film named TV series October 600, the second live-action movie
December of the same year.
source : NHK , Manga Natalie