Sh Hirano, a member of King & Prince, portrays the lead character Kshir Kurosaki.
King & Prince will sing the theme song “Tsukiyomi” for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Takeshi Natsuhara and Kuromaru’s Kurosagi – The Black Swindler manga, according to the production team.
The protagonist, Kshir Kurosaki, will be played by King & Prince member Sh Hirano (seen below).
Tsurara Yoshikawa, a protagonist from Fullmetal Alchemist, will be portrayed by Yuina Kuroshima (live-action Ashi-Girl).
Tatsuki Yoshikawa, who always puts his family first but was once the victim of a swindle, will be portrayed by Eiichiro Funakoshi (Death Note Light up the NEW world, Infini-T Force the Movie Farewell, Friend, seen below).
On Fridays at 10:00 p.m., the show will run beginning on October 21 on TBS. The show’s scripts were written by Eriko Shinozaki, and it is being directed by Kenta Tanaka, Yasuharu Ishii, and Shunichi Hirano.
The main character of the manga is Kshir Kurosaki, a young child whose family was defrauded of money. In an effort to get retribution, he turns into a kurosagi, a “black swindler” who solely preys on con artists. In 2022, the narrative of the new live-action series will be set in the present.
20 compilation book volumes of the original manga series, which ran in Shogakukan’s Weekly Young Sunday from 2003 to 2008, were published. The next series, Shin Kurosagi, began in Weekly Young Sunday but was moved to Big Comic Spirits after Weekly Young Sunday ceased to exist in 2008. With 18 collected book volumes, the sequel manga lasted until 2012. Four compilation book volumes of Shin Kurosagi Kanketsu-hen, which debuted in 2012, were published during those years.
The manga previously served as the inspiration for a live-action television series with Tomohisa Yamashita in 2006 and a follow-up live-action movie in 2008.