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Princess Jellyfish Gets Live-Action TV Series

Princess Jellyfish Gets Live-Action TV Series

Princess Jellyfish, the manga from Akiko Higashimura about a group of otaku women in Tokyo, will be getting a live-action television series adaptation.

The series, which goes on-air January 2018, will star Kyoko Yoshine in the main role of Tsukimi Kurashita. It will be directed by Junichi Ishikawa with scripts from Yuichi Tokunaga.

Yoshine has starred in films like 64 and this year’s live-action version of The Anthem of the Heart.

Princess Jellyfish, which was serialized from 2008 to 2017, has previously been adapted into an anime series (2010) and live-action feature film (2015).

Here’s how Kodansha describes the first volume of the manga:

Tsukimi Kurashita has a strange fascination with jellyfish. She’s loved them from a young age and has carried that love with her to her new life in the big city of Tokyo. There, she resides in Amamizukan, a safe-haven for girl geeks who regularly gush over a range of things from trains to Japanese dolls. However, a chance meeting at a pet shop has Tsukimi crossing paths with one of the things that the residents of Amamizukan have been desperately trying to avoid—a beautiful and fashionable woman! But there’s much more to this woman than her trendy clothes! This odd encounter is only the beginning of a new and unexpected path for Tsukimi and her friends.

Source: Comic Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.