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Spelunker Sensei Game Manga Gets Original Video Anime (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
Tomokazu Sugita leads cast in March 16 anime inspired by Irem's Spelunker games

The anime production company indeprox announced on Tuesday that an original video anime adaptation of the Spelunker Sensei manga has been green-lit. The online four-panel manga itself is based on Irem Software Engineering's Spelunker action game franchise. Tomokazu Sugita stars as the title character, the world's most reckless explorer who becomes a high school teacher. Minoru Ashina (Boku, Otaryman.) is directing the project at Studio Puyukai.

The original manga has been running on Irem's official website for over 12 years, and Enterbrain compiled and published one book volume last year.

The voice cast also includes Kana Ueda (female teacher), Takaya Kuroda (physical education teacher), Satoshi Hino (delinquent from another school), Mitsuhiro Ichiki (male student), Shunzou Miyasaka (male student), and Yui Kano (female student).

The 30-minute anime will ship on March 16, 2011. There will be a special edition that includes a special CD of the voice cast discussing their love of retro games.

[Via Uri-Sure Matome R]

Update: More background information added.

Update 2: Enterbrain is streaming three live-action promotional videos for the Flash anime DVD:

Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō

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