Live-action series set to air next year.
GMA Network has announced through their official Asianovelas facebook page that they are set to premiere the live-action TV series adaptation of Detective Conan next year.
Meitantei Conan Kudo Shinichi he no Chosenjou (ENG: Detective Conan: Shinichi Kudo’s Written Challenge) is set to air on Channel 07’s Afternoon Prime timeslot.
The series is the only Japanese drama series that was announced to air on the channel next year.
No premiere date and time has been set at the moment.
Kudo Shinichi he no Chosenjou is the fourth live-action adaptation of the manga series by Gosho Aoyama, which is published in Shogakukan magazine Weekly Shonen Sunday since 1994, but this is first live-action TV series, which premiered last July 07.
Cast includes Junpei Mizobata (Saga Kazuma of Hana Kimi) as Shinichi Kudo and Shiori Kutsuna (Maho Minami of Beck live-action movie) as Ran Mori, both had performed for the third live-action special.
The series is basically a prequel of the Detective Conan franchise, taking place three months before Shinichi Kudo was transformed into a kid. Just like in the anime series, each episode will tackle a case to be solved by Kudo. But unlike the three previous TV specials which had original stories, the live-action TV series will include some cases from the original manga series.
GMA Channel 07 has previously aired franchise’s first two live-action specials, Meitantei Conan: Kudo Shinichi he no Chosenjou and Kudo Shinichi no Fukkatsu! Kuro no Soshiki to no Taiketsu, last December 25, 2010 and January 01, 2011 respectively on Kapuso Movie Festival block.
They were lead by actor Shun Oguri, also known for his role as Sano Izumi on the first Japanese live-action adaptation of Hana Kimi.
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