“Kimi Wa Petto” gets a remake after 13 years starring Noriko Iriyama and Jun Shison

Yayaoi Ogawa’s popular manga Kimi wa Petto which sold 4.2 million copies will be getting a new live action drama after 13 years. Noriko Iriyama (Peter no Soretsu, Akahana no Sensei) stars as Sumire Iwaya, a highly educated and beautiful career woman who encounters a homeless boy on the street who resembles her childhood pet Momo and facetiously offers to take him home as a pet. However, the boy surprises Sumire by agreeing to the proposition. Jun Shison will play as as Momo / Takeshi Goda.

The series is scheduled to air late at night on Fuji TV with 16 episodes. The manga was previously adapted into a 10-episode live-action television series in 2003 starring Koyuki as Sumire and Jun Matsumoto as Momo. It was also made into a live-action Korean film in 2011 starring Kim Ha-neul and Jang Geun-suk.

Additional cast members include Terunosuke Takezai as Shigehito Hasumi, Yurina Yanagi as Shiori Fukushima, former AKB48 member Kayo Noro as Yuri Shirotae, and Yumi Shida as Rumi Shibusawa.

(via Oricon, ANN)