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Denpa Kyōshi - He Is a Ultimate Teacher Manga Gets TV Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Daisuke Ono, Kana Asumi already voiced A-1's TV ads for Takeshi Azuma's comedy manga

Takeshi Azuma's 14th Denpa Kyōshi - He Is a Ultimate Teacher manga volume confirmed on Friday that a television anime adaptation has been green-lit. Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine will announce the anime's release venue, schedule, cast, and other details in the future.

The story centers around Junichirō, a young man obssessed 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, his sister 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 2011. 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.

Hirofumi Ogura (Black Butler II, The Knight in the Area) already directed two anime commercials for the manga at A-1 Pictures with character designer Tadashi Sakazaki (Zoids/ZERO designer, Black Butler II animation director). The commercials star Daisuke Ono as male lead Junichirō Kagami. Kana Asumi plays his sister Suzune. One of Suzune's classmates happens to be a popular manga creator who draws under the penname "Kisaki Tenjōin." "Kuma@Hentaikuma" won the Kisaki Tenjōin role in an open audition held via Nicolson, a smartphone app for aspiring voice actors and actresses.

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