Tomoo Sato’s Tomodachi Game manga is receiving a live-action drama adaptation. It will start broadcasting on TV Asahi on July 23 under the title Tomodachi Game R4.
The drama will star members from idol units, Bishonen and HiHi Jets, including Hidaka Ukisho as Yūichi Katagiri, Ryuga Sato as Tenji Mikasa, Mizuki Inoue as Makoto Shibe, Fujii Naoki as Kei Shinomiya, Taisho Iwasaki as Juuzou Kadokura, Issei Kanasashi as Hashiratani Chisato ans Yuto Nasu as Banri Niwa.
Tomodachi Game centers the story on Yūichi Katagiri, a young man with perfect student life and four friends with difficult lives. His peaceful daily life comes to an end when two million yen of school trip fees goes missing. Riddles unfold as Yūichi gets caught up in a mysterious game for money and must decide whether friendship or money matters more.
The series has inspired a television drama and two live-action films premiered in 2017. A TV anime adaptation by Okuruto Noboru premiered in April 2022.
▍Tomodachi Game Live-Action Drama Staff
Screenplay: Takuji Higuchi, Shinya Hokimoto
Music: Yoshinori Nakamura
Directors: Takuro Oikawa, Gen Takezono (TV Asahi), Toshiaki Kamata
▍Tomodachi Game Live-Action Drama Cast
Hidaka Ukisho (Bishonen) as Yūichi Katagiri
Ryuga Sato (Bishonen) as Tenji Mikasa
Mizuki Inoue (HiHi Jets) as Makoto Shibe
Fujii Naoki (Bishonen) as Kei Shinomiya
Taisho Iwasaki (Bishonen) as Juuzou Kadokura
Issei Kanasashi (Bishonen) as Hashiratani Chisato
Soya Igari (HiHi Jets) Hyakutarou Onigawara
Yuto Nasu (Bishonen) as Banri Niwa