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Netflix declares a new Japanese thriller series Burn the House Down production and cast

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Netflix declares a new Japanese thriller series Burn the House Down production and cast

Netflix has arranged its next Japanese original series, a secret thriller ride adaptation of the hit manga Burn the House Down. Netflix announces the creation of the impending Japanese series Burn the House Down, starring Mei Nagano and Kyoka Suzuki, set for release in 2023.

Made by up-and-coming artist Moyashi Fujisawa, the first manga started serialization in Kodansha’s Kiss magazine in 2017 and turned into a quick hit, attracting numerous adaptation offers in the years since.

The Netflix series, similar to the manga, will recount the story of Anzu Murata, a young woman who penetrates the house of the rich Mitarai family as a servant to recover the existence that was taken from her. She is welcomed by the delightful and impeccable second wife of Mr. Mitarai, Makiko, and embraces a mission that will uncover the mysteries behind a stunning fire that took place 13 years ago.

The series depends on a unique comic of a similar name by up-and-coming Moyashi Fujisawa, which started serialization in Kiss magazine (Kodansha) in 2017. A quick hit, there have been different proposals to welcome the story on screen.

The protagonist of this story, Anzu Murata, penetrates the house of the Mitarai family as a servant to recover the house and family that was taken from her. Anzu Murata will be played by award-winning Mei Nagano. Makiko Mitarai, Mr. Mitarai’s second wife, who welcomes Anzu into her home, will be played by top talent Kyoka SuzukiThis will be the main Netflix creation for the two of them.

The suspense series Burn the House Down is set for release in 2023.

About Burn the House Down:

The home of the wealthy Mitarai family, which has run a hospital for generations, was caught fire in a lamentable fire. After thirteen years, housekeeper Anzu Murata heads to the home of her new client, the Mitarais. There, she is welcomed by the delightful and impeccable second wife of Mrs. Mitarai, Makiko. Anzu is hired and starts working at the house, however, she has a specific reason for invading the Mitarai home…

Anzu Murata will be played by popular Japanese actress Mei Nagano, while nearby screen veteran Kyoka Suzuki co-stars Makiko Mitarai. Burn the House will be the main Netflix project for the two of them.

Prolific director Yuichiro Hirakawa (The Promised Neverland, Group Demotion) has signed on to helm the series, with screenwriter Arisa Kaneko (Orange, An Incurable Case of Love) writing the adaptation. Shinichi Takahashi executive produces and Kei Haruna will produce.

Netflix says it is focusing on Burn the House Down for launch in 2023.

The series joins a developing slate of live-action, Japanese-language firsts for Netflix. With subscription penetration plateauing in North America and Europe, Japan represents a significant development domain for all global streaming platforms.

Toward the finish of the main quarter of 2022, Japan counted 48.4 million subscription video subscribers, with Amazon Prime representing 34% of the aggregate, trailed by Netflix with 14% and Hulu Japan at 6%, as per a report from research firm Media Partners Asia.

The research found that Japanese anime represented 51% of consumption (for example time spent viewing) on SVOD platforms in Japan, with Japanese true-to-life content taking 18%, U.S. series 10%, and U.S. motion movies and Korean series accounting for 7% each.

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