At 25:00, in Akasaka Live-Action Show Streams Worldwide on GagaOOLala

At 25:00, in Akasaka Live-Action Show Streams Worldwide on GagaOOLala

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Live-action series based on Hiroko Natsuno‘s manga premieres on April 18

Image courtesy of GagaOOLala

「25時、赤坂で」製作委員会 ©夏野寛子/祥伝社 on BLUE COMICS

GagaOOLala announced on Monday that it will stream the live-action series adaptation of Hiroko Natsuno‘s At 25:00, in Akasaka (25-Ji, Akasaka de) boys-love manga worldwide on April 18. The show will stream in Japanese with English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, and Thai.

The series will premiere on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, TV Hokkaido, and TVQ Broadcasting Kyushu on April 18.

Taisuke Niihara and Kiita Komagine play main characters Yuki Shirasaki and Asami Hayama, respectively.

The other cast members include:

  • Takuma Usa as Hajime Sakuma
  • Shōma Nagumo as Kazuma Yamase
  • Atsushi Hashimoto as Shōta Shinoda
  • Moemi Katayama as Kei Akeno
  • Kenzō Fukutsu as Daisuke Makita
  • Uchu Imagawa as Asuka Kawada
  • Yūshin Shinohara as Nozomi Mihara

Takahiro Horie and Ryō Kawasaki are directing the series, with scripts by Miho Aotsuka and Kumiko Asō.

Image courtesy of Seven Seas

© Hiroko Natsuno 2018, Shodensha Publishing Co. LTD.

Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga, and it describes the story:

Yuki Shirasaki finally landed his big break. But the pressure is on when he’s cast alongside current superstar (and his former classmate!) Asami Hayama. Determined to do his best, Shirasaki decides to dive deep into researching playing the role of a gay man and visits a gay bar for a one-night stand. To his surprise, Hayama is there and gives Shirasaki the shock of his life by suggesting they become friends with benefits! Can Shirasaki keep his attention on the role, or will he be captivated by Hayama’s good looks and irresistible charm?

Natsuno launched the manga in Shodensha‘s On Blue boys love magazine in November 2017, and ended it in October 2018. Natsuno launched a side story serialization for the manga in December 2018, and has been irregularly publishing the manga ever since. Shodensha published the manga’s fourth compiled book volume in December 2022. futekiya previously published the manga digitally in English. Seven Seas Entertainment will release the manga’s first volume in September.

futekiya also previously released Natsuno’s The Love of Calendula (Fuyu Shirazu no Koi) manga.

Source: Press release

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