In February, Fuji TV announced a live-action drama adaptation of the manga “Mirai Nikki” (“Future Diary”), starring actor Okada Masaki (22). It has now been revealed that the heroine of the story will be played by up-and-coming actress Goriki Ayame (19).
Goriki has been appearing in a drama series every season since the start of 2011, including two starring roles in the shows “IS ~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~” (last summer) and “Teen Court ~10-dai Saiban~” (currently airing).
As previously explained, the “Mirai Nikki -ANOTHER:WORLD-” drama series is based on Esuno Sakae’s shonen manga of the same name, though several changes have been made. The story revolves around 12 people who obtain a “Future Diary,” which contains things written about the future. They are forced into playing a game of survival, in which they must use the diaries to kill each other and be the last one remaining.
Yuno, the heroine of the manga, has been reimagined as a new character with the same name. However, the character is still one of the owners of a Future Diary, and she has a stalker-like crush on Okada’s character Hoshino Arata.
“Mirai Nikki” premieres in April in Fuji TV’s Saturday 11:10pm-11:55pm time slot.