Via Comic Natalie: Aiko Koyama’s “Maiko-san chi no Makanai-san” will be getting a live-action adaptation to be streamed on the worldwide platform Netflix. The show will star Nana Mori, Natsuki Deguchi, Aju Makita, Keiko Matsuzaka, Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka, Takako Tokiwa, and many others.
Weekly Shonen Sunday serialises the manga, which debuted back in December 2016. It now has 13 volumes, and even won several awards, including Shogakukan’s Shonen Manga Award during the 65th Manga Awards in 2019.
The award-winning manga follows a girl named Kiyo, who after graduating middle school came to Kyoto to become a Maiko, or apprentice geisha. Unfortunately, she lacks the talent and is now working as a caretaker at a Maiko lodge.