The official website for the upcoming live-action sequence adaptation of Fumiya Sato and Seimaru Amagi‘s detective manga The Kindaichi Case Files (Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo) revealed on Saturday that Taisho Iwasaki of Bishonen and Johnny’s Jr. will play Ryuta Saki (pictured beneath on left), a first-year highschool scholar who likes to film films.

As beforehand launched, Johnny & Associates’ Naniwa Danshi band member Shunsuke Michieda (pictured correct above and center beneath) is the fifth actor to play the titular detective Hajime Kindaichi, and this is likely to be his first solo starring place in a live-action sequence.

Moka Kamishiraishi (left) will play Miyuki Nanase and Ikki Sawamura (correct) will play Isamu Kenmochi. Kamishiraishi beforehand appeared in a novel place inside the Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo N (neo) live-action sequence, which aired in 2014.

The sequence will premiere in April and may air on NTV on Sundays at 10:30 p.m. The new sequence will adapt chosen cases and set them in modern-day Japan.

Yuuko Kawabe (episodes of Ergo Proxy, Tweeny Witches: The Adventures) and Tetsuya Ōishi (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, live-action Death Note and Blade of the Immortal) are writing the scripts, and Hisashi Kimura (live-action Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo: Hong Kong Kyūryū Zaihou Satsujin Jiken, Nagasawa-kun) is directing. NTV is presenting the sequence in collaboration with Office Crescendo.

The Kindaichi Case Files manga services spherical a highschool boy named Hajime Kindaichi who usually seems uninteresting. However, when there is a case, he demonstrates an IQ of over 180 and noteworthy deductive talents inherited from his well-known detective grandfather. He solves crimes collectively together with his childhood good good friend Miyuki Nanase and Inspector Isamu Kenmochi.

Amagi and Sato launched the distinctive manga in 1992, and Tokyopop printed it in English. The manga impressed totally different spinoff manga, anime movies, genuine video anime (OVA) duties, and a television anime sequence.

The 4 earlier actors who carried out Kindaichi in live-action are KinKi Kids group member Tsuyoshi Dōmoto in 1995, Arashi member Jun Matsumoto in 2001, KAT-TUN member Kazuya Kamenashi in 2005, and Hey! Say! JUMP member Ryōsuke Yamada from 2013 to 2014.

Sources: Kindaichi Case Files live-action current’s website, Comic Natalie