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Rio Komiya, Asuka Kawazu, and Yume Shinjo will take on the challenge of creating a controversial work about sexual intercourse! “Akai Ringo” live action | GetNavi web Get Navi

“Akai Ringo” from left) Yume Shinjo, Rio Komiya, Asuka Kawazu © ABC TV

The drama “Akai Ringo” (ABC TV every Sunday from 0:25 am) starring Rio Komiya and starring Asuka Kawazu and Yume Shinjo will start broadcasting on Sunday, January 22nd. Comments have arrived from the three people and the original author, Koji Murata.

A live-action drama adaptation of Koji Murata’s “Akai Ringo” starring Rio Komiya. The original is a controversial work that has been serialized in “Comic Days” (Kodansha) since 2020 and has been “banned for being too radical”. In addition to the extreme depiction of sexuality, the theme that cuts directly into sexual acts is attracting a great deal of attention.

Set in Japan in the near future, where sexual activity is prohibited by law, the story delicately and vividly portrays the emotions that waver with desire and the urges that cannot be controlled by reason. Modern society is based on laws and rules, but what if those laws regulated even the “natural form of love” that humans should have…

The “meaning of love” and the “meaning of living” will be highlighted by setting such an impossible worldview. It is a story of lustrous and heartrending love that raises a question in today’s society, which is bound by rules, with a poignant theme.

The main character is Inuda Hikaru (Komiya), a high school student and an honor student. He has an executive of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s Sexual Enforcement Officer (commonly known as Setori) as his father, and his goal is to become a Setori himself, and he has a disgust for sexual acts that are criminals. However, at some point, you should ask yourself why sex is bad.

Then, Hikaru’s casual relationship with Minase Yu (Kawazu Asuka), a childhood friend and classmate, develops into a suspicious and mysterious incident due to a shocking encounter with the nationally popular actress Utsuko Misora ​​(Shinjo Yume). The love story depicted in a society where sexual activity is prohibited is mixed with humor, but it is bewitching and heartrending, and eventually shows a suspenseful development.

Regarding the announcement, Komiya said, “I read the manga as soon as I received the offer, but it was interesting and I read more and more and reached the latest story (laughs). Will it be broadcast on terrestrial broadcasting…!? I honestly thought that (laughs), but I will continue shooting while doing trial and error, and I will do my best to deliver it to everyone!”

Comment from Rio Komiya, the role of Hikaru Inuda

“Akai Ringo” Rio Komiya ©ABC Television

◆Please tell us your first impression of the original work and what you found interesting.

When I got the offer, I read the manga right away, but it was so interesting that I kept reading until I reached the latest story (laughs). I honestly wondered if it would be possible to broadcast it on terrestrial broadcasting…!?

◆ What is your impression of “Hikaru Inuda” you play? Please let us know what you find attractive about him.

Inuda has a strong ability to believe, and I thought it was very attractive to see him trying to stick to that belief! I’m really looking forward to seeing how I can play Hikaru Inuda who sticks to that belief.

◆Please tell us about your passion for shooting.

All the performers and staff will do their best to deliver “Akai Ringo” to everyone without missing a single person!

◆Finally, please give a message to the viewers!

This time, I will play the role of Hikaru Inuda in “Akai Ringo”. I’m Rio Komiya! I will play the light so that I can deliver the charm of this work to everyone! Please look forward to the broadcast.

Comment from Yu Minase, Asuka Kawazu

“Akai Ringo” Asuka Kawazu © ABC Television

◆Please tell us your first impression of the original work and what you found interesting.

My first impression when I read the original was that the approach was innovative and interesting. Just by outlawing sexual activity, everyone approaches and feels differently about it. Some people treat forbidden sex like an illegal drug, some treat it as filthy, some treat it as just a duty, some treat it as love. I think there are as many ways to feel and think about love and sexual activity as there are people. Forbidden fruit put it all together. Adam and Eve red apple. I would like you to pay attention to how all the characters ask questions about sexual activity!

What is your impression of “Yu Minase” you play? Please let us know what part of her appealed to you.

Minase is a hero. I thought she was like the protagonist of a shonen manga. When she saw the original, I got the impression that she was a pretty girl with a foul mouth. As she continues to read, Minase is smart, her horizons are wide, she can exercise, and she uses her wit at all times. Although she tries her best to help her lover in any situation, she is actually very slow. I want to do my best to convey the cuteness of her Minase.

◆Please tell us about your passion for shooting.

For me personally, this will be my first attempt at a work that focuses on sex and a role like Minase. As I went through the costume matching and the book reading, I was able to gradually grasp the image of Minase. I would like to work hard to create a work that can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of gender or age.

◆Finally, please give a message to the viewers!

It’s a work that both fans of the original work and those watching for the first time can definitely enjoy, so I hope you enjoy watching it until the end!

Comment from Yume Shinjo, who plays Utsumi Sora

“Akai Ringo” Yume Shinjo © ABC Television

◆Please tell us your first impression of the original work and what you found interesting.

A world view that has never existed before, but if it were a world like this, the imagination will swell. Each character has different desires, and it’s very interesting to see how they mix together.

◆What is your impression of Uchu Misora? Please let us know what part of her appealed to you.

I don’t know what you’re thinking, but for some reason I’m attracted to you. That’s why I want to know more. I thought it was a character with a unique atmosphere.

◆Please tell us about your passion for shooting.

I hope I can express the charm of Uchura in my own way! I’ll do my best!

◆Finally, please give a message to the viewers!

There is no doubt that it will be a work that will make you wonder about the future development! I hope you can watch it while immersing yourself in the world of “Akai Ringo”. looking forward to!

Comment from director Kenji Kuwashima

“It’s reckless to make this work into a movie…” This was my honest impression after reading the original.
At the same time, I also wanted to challenge the limits of sexual expression.
I will attack the limit that can be broadcast on terrestrial broadcasting, so I hope you will look forward to the shocking erotic work.

Comment from the original author, Koji Murata

“Akai Ringo” is a work that the author himself thought that it would never be possible to make it into a movie, so when I heard the news that it would be made into a drama, it took me four days to calmly understand it. Isn’t the word “sexual activity” taboo on TV yet…? The world is changing at a great speed as much as I think. I am grateful that it was still an era when this work could be made into a live-action film, and I am looking forward to the broadcast!

Teaser video

Program information

“Akai Ringo”
ABC TV (Kansai)
Starts on Sunday, January 22, 2023
Every Sunday from midnight 0:25
* After the broadcast on ABC TV, there will be a missed delivery on TVer / GYAO!

TV Kanagawa (Kanto)
Starts Friday, January 27, 2023
Every Friday from 2:00 a.m. *First session starts at 2:30 a.m.
*Scheduled to be broadcast in other regions

Program official website: https://www.asahi.co.jp/akairingo/

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