On Wednesday, the opening and closing theme song performers for Nozomi Mino’s Yakuza Lover (Koi to Dangan) live-action series were announced on the website. The opening theme song “Angel” by Chanmina and the closing theme song “Touch” by NAQT VANE will both be performed.
A new poster for the series was also made public on the website.
The series will make its debut on October 27 on MBS’ “Drama Tokku” late Thursday night (really, early Friday morning) drama block.
Toshiomi Ya will be portrayed by Yta Furukawa (on the left in the image on the right), and Yuri will be portrayed by Fumika Baba. Jtar Yamanaka, K Nanase, Myra Arai, and Yka Nakao round out the cast.
Shizuka Nakamura plays Chko, Mario Kuroba plays Semilio, Keito Kimura plays Jin, Manami Hashimoto plays Mama, and Kenya Sumi plays Shichirya.
The manga, which Viz Media is publishing in English, gives the following plot summary:
Toshiomi Oya, the underboss of a yakuza syndicate, intervenes to save the life of spunky college student Yuri after she is attacked at a party. She assures herself that she is not looking for a bad guy type despite her evident attraction to him. However, when they run into each other again, she finds herself pulled to him in an irresistible way, starting a passionate and perilous love affair that may engulf her both physically and spiritually.
After the incident at the party, Yuri visits Oya to express her gratitude for protecting her. As much as she tries to reject it, she can’t help but be attracted to him. When tragedy strikes, however, Yuri makes an effort to permanently distance herself from Oya and his risky way of life. But will the attraction be too strong to resist?
In March 2018, Mino released the manga in Shogakukan’s Premium Cheese! magazine. In April 2019, the comic was transferred to Cheese!, a sister publication. The primary plot of the manga came to a close on June 23. The manga also appeared in Shogakukan’s Premium Cheese! magazine under the title Koi to Dangan Special Bullet. On July 5, the manga’s serialization in that publication came to a stop. Shogakukan released the 11th volume of the manga’s compilation book on May 26 and will release the 12th volume on November 25. The manga’s sixth volume was released on September 13 by Viz Media, and the seventh volume will follow on December 13.