Yuina Kuroshima (live-action Ashi-Girl, Fullmetal Alchemist, shown below) will join the cast as heroine Tsurara Yoshikawa, according to the official website for the upcoming live-action series of Takeshi Natsuhara and Kuromaru’s Kurosagi – The Black Swindler manga, which was announced on Wednesday.
Tsurara is a woman in college who wants to work as a public prosecutor. When her father was being conned, the main character Kurosagi assisted him. Tsurara, however, still holds Kurrosagi responsible for how he managed to outscam her father’s con artist and catch him. She never thought she’d run across Kurosagi again, but after a particular occurrence, she learns more about his background.
The protagonist, Kshir Kurosaki, will be played by Sh Hirano, a member of the male idol duo King & Prince.
In October, TBS will broadcast the series’ debut.
The show’s scripts were written by Eriko Shinozaki, and it is being directed by Kenta Tanaka, Yasuharu Ishii, and Shunichi Hirano. The show will be shown every Friday at 10:00 p.m.
The main character of the manga is Kshir Kurosaki, a young boy whose family was defrauded of money. In an effort to exact revenge, he turns into a kurosagi, a “black swindler” who only 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. The sequel manga had 18 collected book volumes by the time it ended in 2012. Four compiled book volumes of Shin Kurosagi Kanketsu-hen, which began in 2012, were published between 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.