It is confirmed today that 20-year-old actress Sei Shiraishi (Yuka Shimizu in Haruchika live-action film) is cast as the main heroine Iori Yoshizuki for the upcoming live-action drama adaptation of Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai, DNA², ZETMAN)'s teen romance manga I"s. She was chosen in an audition with 700 participants, Katsura was included in the judges.
She says, "I really appreciate for this opportunity to portray such a wonderful character as Iori. I have never forgotten the responsibility to play the heroine of Katsura-sensei's work, which has remained in the manga history, from the beginning of the shooting one year ago to today. While thinking about the meaning of adapting it into live action now, I tried my best to express various forms of love that are always unchangeable in any period of time. The shooting days that I lived as Iori is a treasure for me. Including those who have not meet I"s yet, I hope we can deliver it to as many people as possible. And if you love the manga, please enjoy the drama by reading it again."
After a promotional program to introduce its behind-the-scene on December 14, the live-action I"s is
set to premiere on Sky Perfect TV's BS Skaper channel and streamed on Skaper On Demand service
on 21:00 on December 21, 2018 (JST). It is scheduled to run for 13 episodes.
Manga's bunko edition 1st and 9th volume covers
(C) MASAKAZU KATSURA,Shueisha/Skaper! 2018