The official website for the live-action adaptation of Kōji Megumi and Meebu’s Acma:Game manga revealed two additional cast members on Tuesday. SixTONES member Juri Tanaka will play Ui Saitō, Oda’s high school friend.
The manga revolves around Teruaki Oda, a high school student blessed with intelligence, attractiveness, and wealth. This seemingly perfect son of Japan’s influential Oda Group becomes entangled in a game of torment with the son of the Belmont mafia family boss.
Shōtarō Mamiya, who is known for his roles in live-action Tokyo Revengers as Tetta Kisaki and Yukinori Sawabe, will take on the role of Teruaki Oda.
The film is directed by Tōya Satō, Shunsuke Kariyama and Kento Matsuda, with a script by Yoshihiro Izumi and Junichirō Taniguchi. Yūgo Kanno is responsible for composing the music.
It is scheduled to premiere on NTV in April.
The manga was created by author Meebu and artist Megumi, launched in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in April 2013, and ended its run with the 22nd volume in April 2017. The manga is available in English on Kodansha’s K MANGA service.
Kodansha USA has published all 11 volumes of Megumi’s Bloody Monday series storyand Megumi also illustrated the sequels Bloody Monday Part 2: Pandora no Hako and Bloody Monday: Last Season.
Megumi, the creator of Acma:Game, is the older sister of Hiroyuki, the manga artist behind Girlfriend, Girlfriend.
Their simultaneous publication in Weekly Shōnen Magazine is a rarity, reminiscent of the Chiba brothers, Tetsuya (Ashita no Joe) and Tarō Nami, who published Ashita Tenki ni Naare and Hakkeyoi in the same magazine in the 1990s.
Notably, Hiroyuki transferred Aho Girl to Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in June 2015, departing from the practice of siblings creating manga in the same publication.