The live action drama -Saki- is scheduled to begin this December (2016) and Manga.Tokyo is still getting new info about the cast!
The production company has already announced actress Minami Hamabe as the protagonist, Saki Miyanaga.
- Nana Asakawa from the idol group SUPER☆GIRLS will play the invincible online mahjong player Nodoka Haramura.
- Aika Hirota will play Yuki Kataoka from Ebisu Junior High.
- Seika Furuhata will act as Takei Hisa, the leader of Kiyosumi High’s mahjong club.
- Anna Yamada will play Mako Someya, the highly intelligent girl from the mahjong club.
- Mami Kimura will star as Kazekoshi High’s captain Mihoko Fukuzi.
- Rena Takeda will star as the popular Kana Ikeda.
- Aya Hoshizaki will play the lovely ‘Miharun’, Miharu Yoshitome.
- Mizuki Hoshima will play Sumiyo Fukabori, a very cautious player.
- Yuzuko Higuchi will play the talented rookie Seika Bundo.
- Natsumi Okamoto will act as Yumi Kajiki, the founder of Tsuruga Academy’s mahjong club.
- Ano from the idol group Yurumerumo! will act as Momoko Toyoko, a unique mahjong player that uses a style called Stealth Momo.
- Aguri Onishi from the idol unit X21 will play Satomi Kanbara, the leader of Tsuruga’s mahjong club.
- Marina Nagasawa from Hōkago Princess Hōkago Princess will star as Kanbara’s childhood friend Kaori Seno.
- Mari Yamaji will play Mutsuki Tsuyama, the girl whose spiky bangs and ponytail have earned her the nickname ‘Mukki’.
The drama will feature a total of twenty up-and-coming young actresses, artists, and idols along with some exquisite outfits that are almost identical to those worn by the original characters! The production is trying to make the live action to closely resemble the original work, both in outfit and makeup. Take a look at the side to side comparisons below.
TV drama -Saki-
MBS: to be broadcast from December 4 at 12:50 a.m.
TBS: to be broadcast from December 6 at 1:28 a.m.
-Saki- Special TV program
MBS: to be broadcast on January 8 at 12:50 am
TBS: to be broadcast on January 10 at 1:28 am
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