Kamen Teacher Gets Live-Action Special Before Film
posted on 2014-01-23 16:45 EST by Reina Bolanos
The manga centers around Gōta Araki (played by Kis-My-Ft2 idol group member Taisuke Fujigaya), a special instructor in the Kamen Teacher Program who gives problem schools a complete overhaul. When he dons a mask, Araki becomes "Kamen Teacher Hayato Jūmonji," a hero for justice. He brings light to troubled schools by putting down delinquents.
The special episode will tell a side story of Gōta Araki/Kamen Teacher six months before the events of the live-action drama series. Araki is sent to St. Fictional High school to deal with the third year's Class D as an assistant homeroom teacher. The students seem diligent at first glance and the class does not seem to have any problems in sight. However, the seemingly-normal school is actually surrounded by a barrier that isolates both the teachers and students from the outside world.
Mai Shiraishi from idol group Nogizaka 46 will be playing the role of Akari Hayase, a student who attempted suicide at St. Fictional High School. The role will mark Shiraishi's debut in a drama. The drama will also co-star Natsuna (Gantz), Masataka Kubota (Limit, Ooku), Eiichiro Funakoshi (Liar Game: Reborn), and Takumi Saitou (Space Battleship Yamato ).
The manga ran in Shueisha's Weekly Young Magazine from 2006 to 2007, and Shueisha published four volumes. Fujisawa launched a sequel called Kamen Teacher BLACK in Weekly Young Magazine last April. The television series premiered in Japan on July 6.