The official website for the live-action series of Kōji Megumi and Meebu‘s manga announced on Monday that Ryō Ryūsei (seen in costume below) will join the series’ cast as Senya Uesugi, a savvy gambler and a thrillseeker who aims to have the greatest fun in his life.
The manga centers around Teruaki Oda, a high school senior gifted in smarts, looks, and money. This seemingly perfect scion of Japan’s powerful Oda Group gets caught in a nightmarish game with the son of the Belmont mafia family’s boss.
Shōtarō Mamiya (live-action movies’ Tetta Kisaki, ‘s Yukinori Sawabe) stars in the series as Teruaki Oda. SixTONES member Juri Tanaka plays Ui Saitō, Oda’s childhood friend from middle school. Kotone Furukawa plays Yūki Manabe.
Tōya Satō, Shunsuke Kariyama, and Kento Matsuda are directing the series, with scripts by Yoshihiro Izumi and Junichirō Taniguchi. Yūgo Kanno is composing the music.
The series will premiere on NTV in April.
Artist Megumi and story creator Meebu launched the manga in Kodansha‘s in April 2013, and ended it with the 22nd volume in April 2017. Kodansha‘s K MANGA service offers the manga in English.
Kodansha USA published all 11 volumes of Megumi’s manga. Megumi drew the and sequels.
Megumi happens to be the older sister of manga creator Hiroyuki. When Megumi launched in , Hiroyuki was serializing his manga in the same magazine. It is unusual for siblings to create manga in the same magazine; the last major example of this was when Tetsuya Chiba () and his younger brother Tarō Nami serialized and , respectively, in in the 1990s. Hiroyuki moved to in June 2015.
Source: series’ website, Comic Natalie