The staff for the live-action series adaptation of Masakazu Katsura‘s I”s manga revealed on Thursday that Mrs. Green Apple will perform the ending theme song “Coffee” for the series. The band’s third album Ensemble with the song will ship in April.
The show’s cast includes:
- Amane Okayama (live-action Lychee Light Club‘s Jacob) as Ichitaka Seto
- Sei Shiraishi as Iori Yoshizuki
- Kyōka Shibata as Itsuki Akiba
- Ku Ijima as Yasumasa Teratani
- Yūki Ogoe as Jun Koshinae
- Keisuke Tomita as Mokichi Kida
- Atomu Mizuishi as Samejima
- Takashi Ukaji as Hiromi Hanazono
- Minori Hagiwara as Izumi Isozaki
- Konatsu Katō as Aiko Asō
- Haruka as Nami
- Kanoko Sudō as Yuka Morisaki
- Eri Fuse as Ichitaka’s mother
- Makoto Araki as Ichitaka’s father
- Usa Makino as Miyoko Kawasaki
- Tatsuya Nakayama as the president of the “Wandako” drama club
- Terunosuke Takezai as Takashi Takezawa
- Shōdai Fukuyama as Kensuke Tamura
- Yumi Adachi as Rie Furukawa
- Atsushi Arai as Sango Ishikawa
- Keisuke Horibe as Isai Kaminogi
The 13-episode series will premiere on December 21 at 9:00 p.m. and air on SKY PerfecTV!‘s BS Skyper! channel and Skyper! on Demand service. A special behind-the-scenes program will air first on December 14. Both Keisuke Toyoshima and Mari Asato are directing the series, and Takashi Watanabe is composing the music.
Viz Media published all 15 volumes of Katsura’s original manga, and it describes the story:
Shy Ichitaka has a crush on his high school classmate Iori, but ever since she posed for semi-provocative swimsuit photos in a magazine, she’s had a lot of sleazy guys hitting on her. Ichitaka’s afraid to make his feelings known in case she thinks he’s just another creep.Torn between his physical feelings for Iori and his desire for real love, Ichitaka’s life gets more complicated when his childhood friend Itsuki moves back from America and ends up living in his house!
Itsuki’s no longer the young girl Ichitaka remembers – she’s a babe who is open with her feelings and not shy about walking around in a towel!
The manga ran in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1997 to 2000. The original manga has 10 million copies in print. The series inspired a two-part OVA in 2002, and a six-part OVA titled I”s Pure in 2006. Viz Media released both OVAs in one DVD box set in 2009.
Source: Comic Natalie