Live-Action Gin to Kin Television Series Announces Additional Cast Members
The official website for the 12-episode live-action television adaptation of Nobuyuki Fukumoto‘s Gin to Kin (Silver and Gold) manga announced four new cast members on Tuesday. The website also announced that the series will premiere on January 7 on TV Tokyo, though the episodes will stream earlier on Amazon Prime starting on January 1. TV Tokyo posted a preview video for the show.
The new cast includes:
The new cast members join Sousuke Ikematsu (One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island‘s DJ Gappa, Death Note Light up the NEW world‘s Ryūzaki), who was previously announced as protagonist Tetsuo Morita.
The manga’s story centers around Morita, a man who never succeeds in anything, and takes his anger out in gambling. He meets an underworld fixer named Ginji Hirai, who introduces him to the underworld trade, where billions of yen changes hands every moment, and speculators and other influential people bet their lives for greed.
Fukumoto launched the manga in Futabasha‘s Action Pizazz magazine in 1992, and ended it in 1996. Futabasha released 11 compiled book volumes for the manga, and later collected the story in eight paperback volumes. Even later printings collected the story in 10 volumes.
Fukumoto is also known for his Akagi and Kaiji manga. The latter also inspired two live-action films with director Tōya Satō (live-action Gokusen, Gatchaman) and main star Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note‘s Light, Battle Royale‘s Shuya), as well as two television anime series.
Source: Comic Natalie