Ryotaro Okiayu Narrates Jigoku Sensei Nube Live-Action Drama
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Voice actor Ryotaro Okiayu announced on his official Twitter account on Friday that he will narrate the television series adaptation of Takeshi Okano and Sho Makura's Jigoku Sensei Nube manga. Okiayu originally voiced Nube in the original TV anime and OVA. Okiayu mentioned that he believes he will only narrate for one episode.
The show's main cast includes:
- Ryūhei Maruyama (Wild 7, Strawberry Night) as Meisuke "Nuubee" Nueno
Mirei Kiritani (live-action Arakawa Under the Bridge, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney) as Ritsuko Takahashi
Mokomichi Hayami (Gokusen 2, Zettai Kareshi - Kanzen Muketsu no Koibito Robot) as Kyōsuke Tamamo
Mizuki Yamamoto (live-action Black Butler) as Izuna Hazuki
Hideki Takahashi (Pokémon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom's Zekrom) as Mugenkai Jikū
- Kang Jiyoung (Koisuru Maison ~Rainbow Rose~) as Yukime
The drama series is slated to premiere in October and will air on Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. The new series shifts the story's setting from elementary school to high school.
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 anime films.
[Via Yahoo! News]