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New Tomodachi Game Live-Action TV Show

The staff for Tomodachi Game R4, a new live-action television drama based on Yuki Sato's Tomodachi Game (Friends Games) manga, revealed new cast members for the show on Friday.

Shiho Sawaragi, the class vice president, is portrayed by Sayu Kubota (top left in the image above). Yutori Kokorogi is a character played by May Yokota (upper right), who enjoys popular comics. Tetta Sugimoto plays the cruel commander Akinori Hotei (bottom center), who is a member of the team in charge of the Tomodachi Game. Maria Mizuse is portrayed by Yuki Katayama (bottom left). She is wild and uncontrollable. Haru Kisaragi, the digital cyber specialist who takes instructions from Hotei, is portrayed by Lisa Nait.

On July 23, the new program will make its TV Asahi debut.

The cast will include members from boy bands Johnny's Jr. Bishо̄nen and HiHi Jets. The cast for various members in the series' C and K groups includes:

The manga's anime adaptation premiered on NTV on April 6. JST. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it airs in Japan, and it is also streaming an English dub.


The protagonist of the tale, Yichi Katagiri, a young guy with a flawless school life who has four companions with challenging situations, is based on Mikoto Yamaguchi's original concept. The disappearance of 2 million yen (about $20,000) in school trip expenses puts a stop to his quiet everyday existence. As Yichi becomes involved in a mystery game for money and is forced to choose between friendship and money, mysteries start to emerge.


In December 2013, Sato (Sherlock Bones, Yokai Doctor) debuted the manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shnen Magazine. The manga took a break in December 2019, made a brief appearance for one chapter in February 2020, and then took another break. In August 2020, the manga's last arc began.

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