Denpa Kyōshi Manga's Anime Ad by A-1 Pictures Aired

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Daisuke Ono, Kana Asumi voice commercial for Takeshi Azuma's comedy manga

The anime commercial for Takeshi Azuma's Denpa Kyōshi - He Is [an] Ultimate Teacher manga is currently airing. The commercial stars Daisuke Ono as male lead Junichirō Kagami and Kana Asumi plays his sister Suzune.

Hirofumi Ogura (Black Butler II, The Knight in the Area) directed the commercial 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.

Update: Shogakukan's Club Sunday site began streaming 30-second and 15-second versions of the commercial.

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