Eren the Southpaw (known in Japan as Hidarikiki no Eren), a manga written by Kappy and illustrated by Nifuni about a young man struggling with his high-pressure ad job and the passionate graffiti artist whom he once knew, is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will broadcast on Mainichi Broadcasting System and Tokyo Broadcasting System in October of 2019.
The series is directed by Yousuke Kodou and stars Fuju Kamio and Elaiza Ikeda (pictured above) in the lead roles of Kouichi Asakura and Eren Yamagishi, respectively.
Originally published as a web manga on the cakes website, the revised version of Eren the Southpaw is serialized in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ digital manga magazine. The story of the series follows Koichi Asakura, a young man who dreamed of being a famous artist, but who now finds himself trapped in a high-pressure, soul-crushing job at a major advertising firm. As Koichi grows continually disillusioned, he thinks back to his high-school days, when he knew an incredibly artistically-gifted girl with a penchant for graffiti named Eren Yamagishi…
Eren the Southpaw will broadcast as part of the MBS / TBS “Dramaism” programming block beginning on October 20, 2019.
Source: Comic Natalie
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