Atsuko Maeda stars in Asumiko Nakamura’s story about the untimely death of an aspiring novelist
Kodoani.com – Official website of the live-action series Utsubora – A Story of a Novelist Asumiko Nakamura’s has revealed the series’ poster and the March 24 premiere date. The image shows lead actor Atsuko Maeda in her dual role as twin sisters Aki and Sakura. The image simulates the cover art of two comic books.
The series will premiere on premium subscription TV and streaming service WOWOW on March 24 at 11:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. EST) and will have eight episodes. On WOWOW Prime, the first episode will be free.
Hiroto Hara will direct the film, with a script by Kazuhisa Kodera and Kiko Inoue. Yūji Iwamoto composed the music.
Young author Aki Fujino seems ready to make a big splash in the publishing world. Her debut title Utsobora has been introduced to a number of editors and at least one feels it is set to launch her into stardom. However, before she can publish her book, the girl is found dead. Some believe it was a suicide, but those close to her feel something more sinister is involved in the young talent’s death.
Aki’s death has become something of a mystery. Much like the story behind Utsubora, there’s more to Aki, Sakura, and their relationship with an author named Misoro than comes across. And maybe the only way to solve this mystery is to uncover all their secrets.
Nakamura published the manga in Ohta Publishing’s Manga Erotics F magazine from 2008 to 2012, and Ohta Publishing published the manga in two volumes. Vertical published the manga in a single volume.