Hiroshi Kamiya Leads Denpa Kyōshi TV Anime's Cast

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Kamiya replaces Daisuke Ono from previous TV ads; series premieres on April 4

This year's 12th issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Hiroshi Kamiya (Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei, Wagnaria!!) will lead the cast of the TV anime adaptation of Takeshi Azuma's Denpa Kyōshi - He Is an Ultimate Teacher manga. Kamiya will play the protagonist, Jun'ichirō Kagami.

The magazine also reveals that the anime will premiere in Japan on April 4, and unveils a new key visual.

The story centers around Junichirō, a young man obsessed 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.

Daisuke Ono played Jun'ichirō in the anime TV ads for the manga, and Kana Asumi played the character's sister Suzune. 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).

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