The official website for the live-action series of Kana Ozawa‘s manga revealed on Wednesday that Natsuki Deguchi will join the series’ cast as main character Aya Kumota. The site unveiled a still showing Deguchi (right in image below) with previously announced cast member Tomohisa Yamashita (left), who plays Kankurō Haruhara in the series.
The series will premiere in April. Ryō Tanaka is directing the series, Hideya Hamada is penning the scripts, and Naoki Satō is composing the music.
The manga centers on Aya Kumota, a girl who recently started working at the Japan Meteorological Agency, where she meets a handsome man named Kankurō Haruhara. As she gets to know him, she also discovers that he is a worker in the SDM, a front-line disaster response unit.
Ozawa launched the manga in Kadokawa‘s Comic Bridge Online website in November 2018. Kadokawa published the manga’s second compiled book volume in September 2020.
Ozawa’s (Aonagi College Sports Festival Aviation Club) manga ran in Shinchosha‘s magazine from April 2014 to November 2017, and Shinchosha published five compiled book volumes for the manga (the manga’s fifth volume mentions that only the “first part” of the story has concluded). Ozawa launched a prequel manga titled : First Flight on the LINE Manga app in November 2021, and ended it in January 2022. Shinchosha published the manga’s one compiled book volume in February 2022.
The manga’s anime film adaptation premiered in Japan in March 2022. Eleven Arts has released the movie on home video.
Sources: live-action series’ website, Comic Natalie
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