Yakuza (Ryu ga gotoku): Black Panther to be released as live action drama!.
Yakuza’s (Ryu ga gotoku) new series, Black Panther (クロヒョウ 龍が如く新章), which will be released on September 22nd for the PSP, will also come out as a drama series starting on October 5th.
The main cast members are Saito Takumi, Ishida Takuya, and Ishiguro Hideo. Moreover, Iwaki Koichi, who is the voice actor for the game, will make an appearance, as well as ex-pro fighter, Masato.
Left to right: Ishiguro Hideo, Saito Takumi, Ishida Takuya
Saito plays the main character in the drama, who is also the protagonist of the new game. Takuya Ishida (23) and Hideo Ishiguro (21) play his junior and his close friend, respectively. The cast also features retired kickboxer Masato (31) in his first regular drama role and actor Koichi Iwaki (59), who also provided a voice for the game. Rock band RIZE will do the show's theme song, titled "MUPPET."
The 11-episode series will begin airing on TBS and MBS on October 5, in both networks' 1:25am time slot (1:55am for the first episode on TBS). In conjunction with the broadcast, exclusive images will be available for the PlayStation 3 and the PSP through the PlayStation Store. A manga version of the story has also been announced, starting on September 18 in Weekly Young Magazine.
I'm a big fan of the game ... Can't wait for this..