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Denpa Kyōshi TV Anime to Premiere this Spring

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The wraparound jacket on the 14th volume of Takeshi Azuma's Denpa Kyōshi - He Is a Ultimate Teacher manga revealed on Friday that the television anime adaptation of the manga will debut this spring.

The story centers around Junichirō, a young man obsessed 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.

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.

Hirofumi Ogura (Black Butler II, The Knight in the Area) already directed two anime commercials for the manga at A-1 Pictures with character designer Tadashi Sakazaki (Zoids/ZERO designer, Black Butler II animation director). The commercials star Daisuke Ono as male lead Junichirō Kagami. Kana Asumi plays his sister Suzune. 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.

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