The Three Young-Men in Midnight Gag Manga Gets Anime
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The Japanese website for the live-action adaptation of Maco-Ching Ishihara's The 3-Mei-sama (The Three Young-Men in Midnight) gag manga announced on October 31 that an anime version will ship on DVD on February 4. The 3-Mei-sama story follows the random late-night conversations between three aimless friends at a family diner restaurant. The first manga volume's cover reads in English: "No money, no motivations, no job, no specialties, no talents, no qualifications, no plans, no fortitudes, no dreams…but friends and time!!" The manga originally ran in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine from 2000 to 2007. There have already been six DVDs for the live-action version, which substitutes a real Big Boy family diner for the manga's fictional Sunny Day restaurant.
The live-action actors Ryūta Satō (Rookies, Limit of Love: Umizaru), Yoshinori Okada (Densha Otoko, Kamikaze Girls), and Takashi Tsukamoto (Battle Royale, Gokusen) will reprise their respective roles of the three friends Futoshi/Jumbo, Mattsun, and Mickey. Tamae Andō, Daisuke Kobayashi, and Kōtarō Shiga will also return as the nameless waitress, waiter, and Parfait Oyaji. Yūichi Fukuda will direct as he has for the live-action version. The official website has been streaming two trailers for the live-action version.
Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō