Young actor Hongo Kanata (21) is the latest cast member to be revealed for the upcoming drama series “Mirai Nikki -ANOTHER:WORLD-.” He will join starring actor Okada Masaki and actress Goriki Ayame as a key character in the story.
The drama series is a live-action adaptation of Esuno Sakae’s manga “Mirai Nikki.” The story revolves around 12 people who obtain a “Future Diary,” containing 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.
It was already revealed that Okada will play the protagonist Hoshino Arata, while Goriki will play the heroine Yuno, loosely based on the heroine in the original manga.
Hongo will play the role of Moriguchi Rui, whose parents have divorced, just like Arata’s. As Arata’s friend, Rui suggests to him that he should install a diary application for his phone, but the application turns out to be the “Future Diary.” Consequently, Moriguchi himself also becomes involved in the game of survival. His character is loosely based on Akise Aru from the original manga.
“Mirai Nikki -ANOTHER:WORLD-” begins in April, in Fuji TV’s Saturday 11:10pm-11:55pm time slot.