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Posted by Shiso TH STAFF Monday, August 19, 2013

'Chibi Maruko-chan' to get a live-action drama adaptation once again

Shinta Maki
Fuji TV's long running popular anime series "Chibi Maruko-chan" will get a live-action drama adaptation to begin airing this fall as a special drama.

The storydepicts the daily lifeof protagonist "Maruko (aka Sakura Momoko)", athird grade elementary student, as she interacts with family and friends.It was first made into a live-action special drama back in April of 2006 that starred Morisako Ei. The drama received an average viewer rating of 22.8%, and its second drama which was aired in October 2006, recieved an average viewer rating of 17.7%.

There was also a live-action drama series adaptation which starred Ito Ayaka as the second generation "Maruko".

For this special drama, Shinta Maki has been chosen as the third generation "Maruko." She is a third grader in elementary school, same as "Maruko."
Shinta made a comment, "I amextremelyhappy to be able to play Maruko from myfavorite'Chibi Maruko-chan' that I watch every week. I will try my best to make everyone laugh, so please watch it!"

The special drama will contain 4 stories which are based on both the original manga and new stories.

Other cast members will be announced at a later date.

Source & Image(s): Sanspo (1+2)


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