Mengo Yokoyari’s Kuzu no Honkai is being adapted into a live action drama. Miyu Yoshimoto will star as Hanabi Yasuraoka and Dori Sakurada will star as Mugi Awaya.
Kuzu no Honkai is an erotic yet pure love story abouta pair of high schoolers who share a few secrets. The comic series is currently being serialized in Monthly Big GanGan (Square Enix). The anime adaptation will air on Fuji TV starting on January 12.
The live-action drama series will also air from January via Fuji TV. It will first be streamed on FOD (Fuji TV On Demand) and the TV broadcast will begin January 18 at 25:55.
The actress, Miyu Yoshimoto has so far starred in several TV drama series such as 5→9 Watashi ni Koi Shita Obousan and Toto Neechan. Dori Sakurada on the other hand, has plenty of experience starring in the manga-based movies and dramas such as Orange and Good Morning Call.
Yoshimoto and Sakurada are scheduled to show up as guests at the Noitamina Project Announcement Event 2017, which will take place on December 15 at 19:30. This will be live-streamed on Noitamina’s official site and LINE LIVE.
Comment from Mengo Yokoyari
‘Followed by the anime adaptation, my comic series will also become a drama series. Even more surprisingly, both series will be broadcast simultaneously. It’s just unbelievable! I’ll be happy if you feel the world of Kuzu no Honkai more vividly and realistically through these series!’
Comment from Miyu Yoshimoto (as Hanabi Yasuraoka)
‘This work’s true essence lies inside people’s hearts. Hanabi’s behaviors are just ridiculous. However, she ends up facing herself and climbs out of the state in which her mind was all messed up. I’d like to express that subtly glowing light. Please pay close attention to the characters’ emotional changes.’
Comment from Dori Sakurada (as Mugi Awaya)
‘My first encounter with Kuzu no Honkai was two years ago. I was fascinated by its unusual title and the character, Hanabi, on the book’s cover. This is a story about Kuzu (good-for-nothing people) who don’t hide emotional pain of love. I was instantly captivated by this work written by the remarkable author, Mengo Yokoyari. She is highly gifted with sensitive and beautiful depictions, and the fact the she is a woman is reflected in her work. I wanted to breathe life into a moment between purely-distorted mind and intellect. And now my wish has come true. I’ll plunge into the world of Kuzu no Honkai as Mugi while reflecting on the meaning of this drama adaptation, its value and the weight of my responsibility.’
Fuji On Demand Original Serial Drama, Kuzu no Honkai
First Broadcast Date: January 18, 2017 (Wed) at 1:55 am *Fuji On Demand prior streaming (Date to be announced)
Hanabi Yasuraoka: Miu Yoshimoto
Mugi Awaya: Dori Sakurada
Narumi Kanai: Kouki Mizuta
Sanae Ebato: Sarii Ikegami
Akane Minagawa: Rina Aizawa
Original: Mengo Yokoyari (Monthly Big GanGan: Square Enix)
Script: Erei Hagiwara, Motoko Takahashi
Music: Yui Kawachi
Producer: Mayuko Okamoto
Cooperative Producer: Kazuhiro Kobayashi （FCC）
Director: Shogo Miyaki, Shunsuke Shinada