'Live-Action Manga' to Spoof U.S. TV's 24 Show in Japan
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Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: The February issue of Takeshobo's Manga Life magazine has announced on Wednesday that it will publish a "live-action four-panel manga" spoof of the American suspense television series, 24. The television series, which depicts the longest days in the life of America's Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer, has been a popular hit in Japan thanks to dubbed airings of the first six seasons. Manabu Kishi of the Dokidoki Camp comedy duo has been doing impressions of Jack Bauer (specifically, Rikiya Koyama's dubbing of Kiefer Sutherland's character) for several years. The Manga Life magazine promises, tongue-in-cheek, that Dokidoki Camp no Bakshō 24 (Dokidoki Camp's Hilarious 24) manga's "panels will run in real-time" in the next issue on January 17.
Beside dubbing American films and television series, Koyama has voiced the title character in Kamen no Maid Guy, Ippo's sparring partner Takamura in Hajime no Ippo, and the main lead Hakuoro in Utawarerumono. Years before Jack Bauer brought him back into the spotlight, Sutherland voiced the detective Russ Sylibus in the Armitage III Polymatrix anime film.