The manga’s official website and Twitter account Utsubora – A Story of a Novelist author Asumiko Nakamura began streaming a new trailer for the series on Wednesday. The trailer reveals more of the cast for the series.
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The cast, including the previously announced Atsuko Maeda, is as follows: (Top row, left to right, in the image above):
Kisetsu Fujiwara as Makoto Tsujima, editor Jun Atsuko Maeda as twin sisters Sakura, and Aki Yukiya Kitamura as Jun Mizorogi, a novelist manipulated by both Aki and Sakura
(Bottom row, left to right, in the image above):
Akiko Hinagata as Megumi Nonomiya, a novelist who is closely watching Makoto as she is haunted by the alleged plagiarism of Jun Hajime Okayama as Takashi Mochizuki, a detective who investigates the death of Aki Yuna Taira in the manga. as Koyomi, niece of Jun Ikkei Watanabe as Satoru Yatabe, Friend of Jun Kōhei Takeda as Yoshitsugu Kaiba, subordinate of Takashi
The movie Utsubora – A Story of a Novelist will premiere on premium subscription TV and streaming service WOWOW on March 24 at 11:30 p.m. KST. (9:30 a.m. EST) and there will be 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.
Vertical published the manga in English, and the publisher describes the story:
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 young woman 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. Like the story behind Utsubora, there’s something more about Aki, Sakura and their relationship with an author named Misoro than meets the eye. 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.
The Digital Manga Guild previously released Nakamura’s Classmate and Sotsugyōsei manga in English, and Seven Seas later licensed both in 2018 and released them in three volumes in 2019. Seven Seas also licensed them. for Nakamura’s Sora and Hara and the story OB.
A-1 Pictures produced an animated film adaptation of the Classmate manga that premiered in Japan in February 2016. Aniplex of America and Azoland Pictures released the film in US theaters in May. 2016, and Aniplex of America released the film on Blu-ray Disc in September of that year.
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