On October 21, Netflix commenced streaming the live-action adaptation of Riichirou Inagaki and Ryoichi Ikegami’s manga “Trillion Game” in India. The complete 10-episode series is already accessible to viewers in Japan through Netflix.
Back in October 2021, Netflix and TBS unveiled their partnership to bring TBS’ titles to a global audience, encompassing shows like “Japan Sinks: People of Hope,” “The Future Diary,” and “Let’s Get Divorced.”
“Trillion Game” made its debut on the TBS channel and its affiliate networks on July 14. The series features Ren Meguro from the idol group Snow Man in the role of protagonist Haru Tennōji, while Hayato Sano portrays Manabu “Gaku” Taira. Other notable cast members include Kouji Kikkawa as Kazuki Kedōin and Mio Imada as Kirihime Kokuryū. Kanako Momota from the idol group Momoiro Clover Z stars as Akari Shirotora, and Kenjiro Tsuda takes on the role of news producer Kunugi.
Directed by Yoshiaki Murao and scripted by Daisuke Habara, the show is a dynamic adaptation of the original manga’s storyline.
The manga’s narrative revolves around the carefree Haru and the serious Gaku, two individuals on a quest to amass a trillion dollars, enabling them to acquire anything their hearts desire. Haru’s exceptional eloquence, persuasive skills, and unwavering confidence enable him to win favor with anyone, while Gaku, an adept but socially awkward programmer, possesses the technical skills to make their ambition a reality. These two former middle school classmates cross paths once more when Gaku’s job application at a bank company is denied.
The manga, created by Inagaki (known for works like “Eyeshield 21” and “Dr. Stone”) and Ikegami (famous for “Crying Freeman”), was first serialized in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Superior magazine in December 2020. Shogakukan has published the seventh compiled volume of the manga on July 12, and it has garnered an impressive circulation of over 1.5 million copies.
Notably, the manga is also set to receive a television anime adaptation, scheduled to air on TBS and various other Japanese channels.
Source | Netflix