The live-action TV drama adaptation of Nishio Ishin’s Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku (The Notebook of Okitegami Kyoko) novel has announced additional cast for the series on Tuesday. Joining Aragaki Yui who will play the protagonist Okitegami Kyoko is Okada Masaki, who will play Kakushidate Yakusuke. The drama will premiere on NTV in October, Saturdays at 9:00 p.m.
The original novel’s story is about a detective named Okitegami Kyoko who is also known as the forgetful detective. She forgets everything in a day, but solves cases the same day. (Her name has the Japanese word for “today” in it.) An unlucky young man named Kakushidate Yakusuke somehow ends up as the suspect in every case, and he always asks for the detective.
The rest of the cast include:
- Oikawa Mitsuhiro as Kizunai Horo, the boss of the detective agency and owner of Sand Glass cafe and a secondhand clothing store
- Hey! Say! JUMP’s Arioka Daiki as Narikawa Nuru, assistant of Kyoko who also helps Yakusuke woo her
- Uchida Rio as Makuma Makuru, another employee at the detective agency.
These above 3 characters are original characters that Nishio Ishin created for the show.
Sato Toya is helming the project, working off of scripts written by Nogi Akiko (Library War, Ore Monogatari!! live-action films).