Ritz Kobayashi’s sports series is making its way to the real world!

The latest issue of Square Enix’s Young Gangan magazine announced that Ritz Kobayashi’s Saki will receive a live-action drama series. The four-episode show is currently slated for December, though a specific première date has yet to be announced.

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A film adaptation of the series is also in the works, and on track for a 2017 début.

Saki kicked off in the pages of Young Gangan on February 3, 2006. The ongoing series currently spans 15 collected volumes, with the latest hitting stores on March 25.

Saki inspired a 2009 anime series. The show was helmed by Manabu Ono (The irregular at magic high school, Transformers: Cybertron) at Gonzo, with Masakatsu Sasaki (Seiyu’s Life!, A-Channel) providing character designs. Tatsuhiko Urahata (Monster, Black Bullet) was in charge of series composition on the project.

The three reunited in 2014 to produce sequel series Saki – The Nationals. Crunchyroll is currently streaming both shows in its digital lineup.

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