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Sora Amamiya, Aki Toyosaki, Suzuko Mimori, More Join Denpa Kyōshi

posted on 2015-02-17 17:00 EST
Case Closed director Masato Sato replaces previous TV ad director Hirofumi Ogura at A-1 Pictures

The official website for TV anime adaptation of Takeshi Azuma's Denpa Kyōshi - He Is an Ultimate Teacher manga announced the series' cast, staff, and theme song artists on Wednesday. The cast includes:

  • Aki Toyosaki as Kōtarō Araki
  • Ayane Sakura as Kisaki Tenjōin/Sachiko Tanaka
  • Azusa Tadokoro as Kiriko Shikishima
  • Rina Hidaka as Kanon Chinami
  • Saori Ōnishi as Makina Momozono
  • Sora Amamiya as Minako Kano
  • Suzuko Mimori as Koyomi Hiiragi

Hiroshi Kamiya will star as the protagonist, Jun'ichirō Kagami. The staff have yet to announce who will play the role of Suzune Kagami.

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.

Masato Sato (Case Closed episodes eps 333-504) will direct the series with series scripts by Atsushi Maekawa (Hunter × Hunter, Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie) at A-1 Pictures. Isao Sugimoto (Girls und Panzer, The Qwaser of Stigmata II) will design the characters and Ryuuichi Takada (Dusk maiden of Amnesia, The [email protected]) will compose the music.

Asakura, Natsukawa, and Amamiya will perform the opening theme "Youthful Dreamer" as the unit "TrySail" and idol group Tokyo Performance Doll (The File of Young Kindaichi Returns) will perform the ending theme.

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).

The series will premiere on April 4.

Source: Comic Natalie


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