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Exciting News: Tadashi Agi’s Gifted Manga to Hit Live-Action TV

(Last Updated On: June 10, 2023)

Seimaru Amagi, the pen name of one of the sibling duo Tadashi Agi, along with Rima Amamiya, is bringing their acclaimed manga “Gifted” to life in an upcoming television series. The highly anticipated show has cast Takahisa Masuda from the renowned group NEWS in the role of Natsuki Amakusa (shown on the right in the picture), while the charming Hidaka Ukisho from Bishonen/Johnny’s Jr. has been chosen to portray Yūya Shiki (pictured on the left).

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Toukai TV and WOWOW have joined forces to co-produce an exciting new show. The highly anticipated first season, consisting of eight thrilling episodes, is set to premiere on Saturdays, from August 12 to September 30, at 11:40 p.m. JST, with both Toukai TV and Fuji TV airing the series. As for the eagerly awaited second season, it is scheduled to debut in October exclusively on WOWOW Prime and WOWOW On Demand.

The manga debuted in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine in December 2021. Previously credited to Shin Kibayashi (a pen name for Seimaru Amagi), the author’s identity was disclosed. On March 13, Kodansha released the fourth compiled volume of the manga. The series revolves around Natsuki Amakusa, a brilliant detective blessed with exceptional deductive reasoning, keen insight, and logical prowess. Joining forces with Yūya Shiki, who possesses an innate ability to identify murderers, they form an unstoppable duo dedicated to unraveling intricate cases.

Shin Kibayashi, an accomplished writer, has authored numerous manga using various pen names. Among his works under his real name are the notable manga titles “Kaze to Kaminari” and “Shima Kōsaku no Jiken-bo.” Under the pseudonym Tadashi Agi, which he shares with his sister Yuko Kibayashi, he gained recognition for the widely acclaimed manga “Drops of God.” Additionally, he has adopted other pen names such as Yuya Aoki (known for “GetBackers”), Ryō Ryūmon (“Bloody Monday”), Seimaru Amagi (the original idea behind “Kindaichi Case Files”), and Yuma Ando (“Psychometrer,” “Psychometrer Eiji,” and “Sherlock Bones”).

Recently, the much-anticipated live-action television series adaptation of Agi and Shū Okimoto’s manga “The Drops of God” (Kami no Shizuku) made its debut on April 21. This international co-production presents a multilingual approach, promising an engaging viewing experience for audiences worldwide.


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Monika Chopra
Monika Chopra is a Mumbai-based anime writer from a wealthy background. An open lesbian, she advocates for #LGBTQ+ rights through her globally loved narratives. Her work focuses on inclusivity and the slice-of-life anime genre, finding extraordinary in the ordinary.
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