Daisuke Ono, Kana Asumi Voice Denpa Kyōshi Anime Ad
posted on by Egan Loo
Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is revealing this week that Daisuke Ono and Kana Asumi are voicing the anime commercial for Takeshi Azuma's Denpa Kyōshi - He Is [an] Ultimate Teacher manga. Ono will play the male lead Junichirō Kagami, while Asumi will play his sister Suzune. The magazine also reveals that Hirofumi Ogura (Black Butler II, The Knight in the Area) is directing at A-1 Pictures with character designer Tadashi Sakazaki (Zoids/ZERO designer, Black Butler II animation director).
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, 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 last year. 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.
The commercial will begin airing around October.
[Via Akiba Jigoku!]