Official Twitter account for the new live-action series fumi yoshinaga‘S Oku: The Inner Chambers Manga on Thursday revealed the new cast for the “Cure arc” of the series’ second season:
Nao Matsushita as Okitsugu Tanuma
yumi adachi as Sadanobu Matsudaira
season 2 premiere NHK this fall. The new season will focus on the “Cure Arc” and “Bakumatsu Arc” of the manga – the first screen adaptation of this part of the story.
Taku Ohara, Sou Suenaga, Hideki Kawano and Takafumi Kimura are directing the second season of the series. Yoshiko Morishita (live-action Ginnie) returning from the first season to write the script.
10-episode first season premieres NHK On 10 January. The series primarily focuses on the Imetsu, Tsunayoshi, Yoshimune, and Imperial Restoration arcs. Kohta Yamamoto ,attack on titan the final season, Empire) composed the music. lilas ikuta performed the theme song “Tanpopo” (Dandelion).
i.e. media publishes the manga in English, and it describes the story:
In Edo period Japan, a strange new disease called Red Pox has begun to take its toll on the men of the country. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male population declined by seventy-five percent. Women have held all the roles traditionally assigned to men, even that of shogun. Men, the precious providers of life, are carefully guarded. And the most handsome men are sent to serve in the Shogun’s inner chamber…
Yoshinaga launched the manga in Hakusensha‘S Raga magazine in 2004, and ended it in December 2020. Hakusensha published the 19th and final volume of the manga in February 2021, and i.e. media Published the last volume in English in March 2022. The manga won the 2009 James Tiptree, Jr. Prize, and the 2009 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. Its other honors include the first Anan Manga Awards, 56th shogakukan Manga award in shojo Division, the Five Senses of Gender Prize Special Award, and most recently, the Grand Prize at the 42nd Nihon SF Taisho Awards.
The manga has already inspired a live-action film adaptation in 2010, followed by a live-action television series titled Oku: Arikotto・Imitsu Hein in October 2012, and a second live-action film titled Ōoku: Eien – Emonnosuke・Tsunayoshi Hen In December of the same year.
The manga is also inspiring an anime adaptation, which will debut Netflix this summer.
Source: Oku: The Inner Chambers series’ twitter AccountEiga Natalie, Cinema Today (梅山富美子)