"Princess Jellyfish" TV Drama Floats to Fuji TV in January
Akiko Higashimura’s delightful romantic comedy manga, Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime in the original Japanese) is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will broadcast on Fuji TV beginning in January of 2018. The new series stars Kyôko Yoshine in the role of main character Tsukimi Kurashita, and it is directed by Junichi Ishikawa and features screenplays by Yūichi Tokunaga.
The original Princess Jellyfish manga was serialized from 2008 – 2017 in Kodansha’s Kiss josei manga magazine, and an English language version is also available from Kodansha Comics and via Crunchyroll Manga. The 2010 TV anime is released in North America by Funimation. Crunchyroll describes the manga as follows:
Jellyfish-obsessed Tsukimi Kurashita and her equally geeky friends assist a mangaka and live all together as The Sisterhood. Their home, a building called Amamizukan, admits no males and protects them from the “Stylish” living outside, but a neighborhood development project threatens to tear it down! Tsukimi’s world goes topsy-turvy when she reluctantly befriends a crossdressing neighbor, but the black sheep son of a wealthy political family may prove to be a crucial ally—if everyone can survive the emotional ride.
The Princess Jellyfish TV drama will broadcast on Fuji TV on Mondays during the 21:00 time slot (9:00 PM JST) beginning in January of 2018.