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Sazae-san Manga Gets 3rd New Live-Action TV Special

ANN writes: "33-year-old actress Alisa Mizuki is reprising the title housewife role in a third live-action television special based on Machiko Hasegawa's Sazae-san manga on January 2, 2011. The live-action special will air along with the anime version in a 3.5-hour-long block to celebrate the manga's 65th anniversary next year. Michitaka Tsutsui (Sazae-san's husband Masuo), Tsurutarō Kataoka (Sazae-san's father Namihei), and Keiko Takeshita (Sazae-san's mother Fune) are also reprising their respective roles in the new special.

In the Sazae-san 3 special, idol voice actress Aya Hirano will star in a scene where Sazae-san's brother Katsuo imagines his adult life in the future. She will play Kaori, Katsuo's classmate, while Toshi of the comedy duo Taka and Toshi will play the future Katsuo himself. Haruna Kondō of the comedy duo Harisenbon will play the future Hanazawa in Katsuo's vision, although model Nozomi Sasaki will play the future Hanazawa in Hanazawa's own vision."

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