Princess Jellyfish Live-Action Series Cast Kinya Kita?ji as Kuranosuke’s Father
The staff for the live-action television series based on Akiko Higashimura‘s Princess Jellyfish manga announced on Saturday that Kinya Kita?ji (One Piece Film Gold‘s Raise Max) will play Keiichirō Koibuchi, Kuranosuke and Shū’s father and a Diet member.
Previously revealed cast members include:
Koji Seto as Kuranosuke Koibuchi
Asuka Kudō as Shū Koibuchi
Rena Matsui as Banba
Rio Uchida as Mayaya
Eriko Tomiyama as Chieko
Jun Kaname as Yoshio Hanamori
Kyōko Yoshine plays protagonist Tsukimi Kurashita. Rika Izumi and Yoshiko Tokoshima will play as-yet unannounced roles.
Jun’ichi Ishikawa is directing the show, and Yūichi Tokunaga is penning the script. The series will premiere in January on Fuji TV, and will air on Mondays at 9:00 p.m.
Kodansha Comics describes the original manga’s story:
Tsukimi, who has loved jellyfish from a young age, resides in Amamizukan, a fangirl-only dorm. One evening at the local pet store, Tsukimi sees a lovely jellyfish in danger, but a beautiful woman comes to the rescue. They go back to Amamizukan together, but this “woman”… is actually a man!
Higashimura launched the series in Kiss in 2008, and ended it on August 25. Kodansha published the manga’s 17th and final volume on November 13. Crunchyroll publishes the manga in English on its online platform, and Kodansha Comics debuted the series in English in print in February 2016. The manga inspired a 2010 television anime series that Funimation released in North America and a 2014 live-action film. The manga was nominated for an Eisner Award this year.
Source: Comic Natalie