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Manga “Ore no Sora Keiji Hen” set to become a drama

1 Apr

Motomiya Hiroshi’s manga, “Ore no Sora Keiji Hen”, will be turned into a TV Asahi drama series!

An announcement on a special website created especially for the upcoming drama states that the lead actor will be chosen through a public audition. Those who would like to apply can download the necessary documents on the website, but must be between the ages of eighteen and thirty to be considered for the role. The actor chosen will be receive one million yen (approximately $12,100 USD) as a prize, in addition to playing the main character, Yasuda Ippei.

The original “Ore no Sora” tells the story over a man named Yasuda Ippei, the son of Japan’s largest conglomerate, “Yasuda Group”. In the “Keiji Hen” sequel, Yasuda becomes a righteous young police detective who fights villains. This version of the manga was published in Weekly Young Jump from 1979 until 1981. A 1998 cinema adaption also featured Takeushi Riki as Yasuda Ippei.

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La Corda d’Oro 金色のコルダ (Kin’iro no Koruda)

14 Feb

La Corda d’Oro 金色のコルダ (Kin’iro no Koruda)

La Corda d’Oro (金色のコルダ Kin’iro no Koruda) is a role-playing game series targeted at a female audience under the Neoromance series from Koei. The title comes from the Italian for The Golden String.

The story is being adapted into a manga by the game’s character designer, Yuki Kure, which is currently serialized in LaLa magazine. An anime adaptation, titled La Corda d’Oro: Primo Passo, was first broadcast by TV Tokyo from October 2006 to March 2007. The anime also premiered on Animax. It was aired across its respective networks worldwide, including Hong Kong and Taiwan, also translating and dubbing the series into English for its English language networks in Southeast Asia and South Asia, and other regions. Sentai Filmworks acquired North American rights to the series, has released it in two half-season box sets, and is streaming it online.[1] The first of a 2-episode anime special, entitled La Corda d’Oro: Secondo Passo, was aired by Kids Station on March 26, 2009, but unfortunately the season ends at a climax. La Corda Secondo Passo was ment strictly to promote the video game. Fortunately fans are fighting for continuation of La Corda at:
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Genre :Romance, Music, Fantasy
Developer : Koei
Publisher : Koei
Genre : Console role-playing game, life simulation game, visual novel
Rating : CERO: A
Platform : Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable
Released : Windows:JP September 19, 2003
PlayStation 2: JP March 18, 2004
PlayStation Portable: JP November 16, 2005

Written by Yuki Kure
Published by Hakusensha
English publisher Australia New Zealand Madman Entertainment
Canada United States Viz Media
Singapore Chuang Yi
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine LaLa
Original run March 5, 2004 – ongoing
Volumes 16
TV anime
La Corda d’Oro: Primo Passo
Directed by Kōjin Ochi
Studio Yumeta Company
Licensed by Canada United States Sentai Filmworks
Network TV Aichi, TV Hokkaido, TV Osaka, TV Setouchi, TV Tokyo, TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
English network Singapore Malaysia India Pakistan Thailand Philippines Republic of China Hong Kong Animax, United States Anime Network
Original run October 1, 2006 – March 25, 2007
Episodes 25

Kahoko Hino is a student in the General Education section of Seiso Academy. One day she runs into Lili, a musical fairy, who grants her a magical violin and a place in the school’s annual musical competition. Kahoko refuses, only to be pressed on by Lili until she accepts the instrument and place in the competition. As she practices, Kahoko is amazed that she can play any musical piece as long as she knows the tune and plays it with her heart. As the competition goes on, she becomes more and more attached to the people she is trying to compete with.


1. Kahoko Hino (Hino Kahoko 日野香穂子) Voiced by: Yūki Nakajima (game); Voiced by: Reiko Takagi (anime and drama CD)

Kahoko is the female protagonist of the series. She is a second year at Seiso Academy and is in the General Education department. She has a warm and friendly personality and is very honest and straightforward, as shown from the way she expresses herself through her violin. She remains oblivious throughout the story to the attention of the males surrounding her.

2. Azuma Yunoki (Yunoki Azuma 柚木 梓馬) Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio

A 3rd year student who takes in 1st year girls as his loving fans. He tries to act carefully to avoid any bad rumors. His specialty is the flute. He has been best friends with Kazuki and supports him in everything he does. He is in the Music department in Seiso High. He is cassanova in this school. He has two sides in his heart.

3. Keiichi Shimizu (Shimizu Keiichi 志水 桂一) Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama

A 1st year student whose specialty is the cello. He has angelic eyes and often sleeps. His world revolves around his cello.

4. Len Tsukimori (Tsukimori Ren 月森 蓮) Voiced by: Kishō Taniyama

He is a 2nd year student from the Music department. His specialty is the violin, just like Kahoko. Len always comes to Kahoko’s side every time she gets hurt.

5. Kazuki Hihara (Hihara Kazuki 火原 和樹) Voiced by: Masakazu Morita

He is a 3rd year student from the Music department. He is the best friend of Azuma and supports him in everything he does. His specialty is the trumpet.

6. Ryoutaro Tsuchiura (Tsuchiura Ryōtarō 土浦 梁太郎?) Voiced by: Kentarō Itō / Voiced by: Ayumi Tsunematsu (young Tsuchiura)

A 2nd year student from the General Education department. He plays soccer and his specialty is the piano. He always helps Kahoko, because Kahoko was the reason he started playing piano again.

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