Kanjani Eight's Ryūhei Maruyama Stars in Live-Action Jigoku Sensei Nube Show
posted on by Egan Loo
This year's 18th issue of Shueisha's Grand Jump magazine is confirming on Wednesday that a live-action television series adaptation of Takeshi Okano and Sho Makura's Jigoku Sensei Nube manga has been green-lit. The October television series will star Kanjani Eight member Ryūhei Maruyama (Wild 7, Strawberry Night) as the title character. Mirei Kiritani (live-action Arakawa Under the Bridge, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney), Mokomichi Hayami (Gokusen 2, Zettai Kareshi - Kanzen Muketsu no Koibito Robot), and Hideki Takahashi (Pokémon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom's Zekrom) will also star in this show on the NTV network.
Makura and Okano serialized the original manga from 1993 to 1999 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The original manga series centers around Nube, a young male teacher whose left hand is an "oni hand." He resolves cases by using the power of his left hand to purify evil spirits.
Makura and Okano published a one-shot manga titled "Jigoku Sensei Nube: Ōmagatoki" in Grand Jump in April, 15 years after the original manga ended. The duo then launched a sequel manga titled Jigoku Sensei Nube Neo in Grand Jump Premium's June issue on May 28. The first compiled volume of the sequel will ship on October 3.
The original manga inspired a television anime series, a video anime series, and three films.