Live-Action Acma:Game Series Casts Ryō Ryūsei

Live-Action Acma:Game Series Casts Ryō Ryūsei

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Ryūsei plays thrillseeker Senya Uesugi in April series

The official website for the live-action series of Kōji Megumi and Meebu‘s Acma:Game manga announced on Monday that Ryō Ryūsei (seen in costume below) will join the series’ cast as Senya Uesugi, a savvy gambler and a thrillseeker who aims to have the greatest fun in his life.

Image via ACMA:GAME series’ Twitter account

©Nippon Television Network Corporation

Image via Model Press Twitter account

©Nippon Television Network Corporation

The manga centers around Teruaki Oda, a high school senior gifted in smarts, looks, and money. This seemingly perfect scion of Japan’s powerful Oda Group gets caught in a nightmarish game with the son of the Belmont mafia family’s boss.

Shōtarō Mamiya (live-action Tokyo Revengers movies’ Tetta Kisaki, Blue Giant‘s Yukinori Sawabe) stars in the series as Teruaki Oda. SixTONES member Juri Tanaka plays Ui Saitō, Oda’s childhood friend from middle school. Kotone Furukawa plays Yūki Manabe.

Tōya Satō, Shunsuke Kariyama, and Kento Matsuda are directing the series, with scripts by Yoshihiro Izumi and Junichirō Taniguchi. Yūgo Kanno is composing the music.

The series will premiere on NTV in April.

Artist Megumi and story creator Meebu launched the manga in Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in April 2013, and ended it with the 22nd volume in April 2017. Kodansha‘s K MANGA service offers the manga in English.

Kodansha USA published all 11 volumes of Megumi’s Bloody Monday manga. Megumi drew the Bloody Monday Season 2: Pandora no Hako and Bloody Monday: Last Season sequels.

Megumi happens to be the older sister of Girlfriend, Girlfriend manga creator Hiroyuki. When Megumi launched Acma:Game in Weekly Shōnen Magazine, Hiroyuki was serializing his Aho Girl manga in the same magazine. It is unusual for siblings to create manga in the same magazine; the last major example of this was when Tetsuya Chiba (Ashita no Joe) and his younger brother Tarō Nami serialized Ashita Tenki ni Naare and Hakkeyoi, respectively, in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in the 1990s. Hiroyuki moved Aho Girl to Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in June 2015.

Source: Acma:Game series’ website, Comic Natalie

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