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Denpa Kyōshi Manga's 2nd Anime Ad by A-1 Pictures Aired

posted on 2013-02-17 12:45 EST
Daisuke Ono voices Takeshi Azuma's high school comedy with audition winner

The second anime commercial for Takeshi Azuma's Denpa Kyōshi - He Is [an] Ultimate Teacher manga began airing in Japan this month. The commercial stars Daisuke Ono as male lead Junichirō Kagami, while "Kuma@Hentaikuma" plays the manga creator Kisaki Tenjōin (the girl at the end of the commercial).

The story centers around Junichirō, a young man obssesed with manga, anime and games. He was a young genius who published papers in the journals Nature and Science when he was only 17. However, after graduating college, he became a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) absorbed in his anime blog. Unable to watch Kagami throw away his life, his sister Suzune gets him to work at the Ichō Academy she attends. The head of the school's board, Koyomi Hiiragi, assigns Kagami to his new life as a teacher.

One of Suzune's classmates happens to be a popular manga creator who draws under the penname "Kisaki Tenjōin." "Kuma@Hentaikuma" won the Kisaki Tenjōin role in an open audition held via Nicolson, a smartphone app for aspiring voice actors and actresses.

Hirofumi Ogura (Black Butler II, The Knight in the Area) directed the commercial at A-1 Pictures with character designer Tadashi Sakazaki (Zoids/ZERO designer, Black Butler II animation director).

Azuma has been drawing the manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine since late 2011. The Japanese title of the manga literally means "Electromagnetic-Wave Teacher," a reference to the term denpa-kei for people who act bizarrely, such as extreme otaku. The slang was coined from people who claimed their actions were caused by electromagnetic waves (denpa) they received.

Source: Comic Natalie


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