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Manga About Pregnant Man Getting Live-Action Netflix Series

The manga Hiyama Kentaro no Ninshin (translated as Kentaro Hiyama’s First Pregnancy) is getting a live-action series adaptation thanks to TV Tokyo and Netflix.

The manga was originally published in 2012 and has not received an English release. The premise of the story is that men have become able to get pregnant, and the aforementioned Kentaro Hiyama is one of the men this happens to. He faces discrimination for being pregnant but gets help from his partner.

Takumi Saito has been cast as Kentaro, and Juri Ueno has been cast as his partner. Yuko Hakota and Takeo Kikuchi have been tapped as directors. The adaptation will become available globally next year.

Source: Anime News Network


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.