TV Tokyo unveiled the main cast on Saturday for the live-action adaptation of Battan‘s () manga, which premieres on October 9.
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The main cast is:
- Chiaki Kuriyama as Jun Tōgō (pictured in the top row).
- Fumika Baba as Ran Mishima (pictured on the bottom row, left).
- Shuntarō Yanagi as Ritsu Mishima (pictured on the bottom row, right).
The manga’s live-action adaptation will premiere on October 9 on TV Tokyo‘s Drama Premium 23 programming block at 11: 06 p.m. JST.
Battan launched the manga in Kodansha‘s magazine in August 2021, and ended the series on August 24. The fourth volume shipped on May 12. Kodansha will publish the manga’s fifth and final compiled book volume on October 13.
The manga’s story centers on Jun and her younger sister Ran. The sisters lost contact with each other because of Ran’s husband Ritsu, who was Jun’s former lover. They meet again after eight years of not having any communication with each other, at their mother’s funeral. The sisters become so conscious of each other, the three of them end up living together, and the gears of love start to slowly slip.
Battan‘s () manga launched in Kodansha‘s now defunct Hatsu digital manga magazine in October 2018, and ended in February 2020. Kodansha published the manga’s third and final compiled book volume in December 2021. Kodansha USA Publishing released the manga’s first volume in English in December 2022, and the third and final volume on May 2.
Sources: Drama Premiere 23’s Twitter account, Comic Natalie