Hibana: Spark (火花) is a web television series adaptation of the novel Hibana by Naoki Matayoshi. It premiered worldwide on Netflix on June 2, 2016. The story follows an aspiring stand-up comedian Tokunaga (Kento Hayashi), who embarks on an apprenticeship with Kamiya (Kazuki Namioka), a seasoned manzai artist.
|Based on||Hibana by Naoki Matayoshi|
|Screenplay by||Masato Kato|
|Directed by||Ryūichi Hiroki|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Original release||June 2, 2016|
- Kento Hayashi as Tokunaga
- Kazuki Namioka as Kamiya
- Mugi Kadowaki as Maki
- Masao Yoshii (Inoshita Yoshii) as Yamashita
- Hideaki Murata (Toro salmon) as Ōbayashi
- Nanaha as Erika Nishida
- Sayaka Yamamoto as waitress
- Eri Tokunaga as Ayumi
- Maryjun Takahashi as Yurie
- Rina Takeda
- Shugo Oshinari as Sasamoto
- Kyūsaku Shimada
- Shōta Sometani as Ogata
- Tomorowo Taguchi as Hyuga
- Kaoru Kobayashi as Watanabe
- Hiro Honda as VIP guest
- "HIBANA (SPARK), BY NAOKI MATAYOSHI, WILL BE A NETFLIX JAPAN ORIGINAL SERIES". Netflix Media Center. Archived from the original on 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2016-05-26.
- Netflix『火花』公式 [@hibanajp] (5 April 2016). "又吉直樹の処女作にして芥川賞受賞作品をNetflixでドラマ化。『火花』6月3日より全世界190ヵ国にて全話一挙ストリーミング決定。待望の予告編を公開しました。 #火花 #ネトフリ" (Tweet). Retrieved June 2, 2016 – via Twitter.
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