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Ultimate Otaku Teacher Casts Daisuke Namikawa, M.A.O., Ayahi Takagaki

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

This year's 28th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is revealing additional cast for the Ultimate Otaku Teacher (Denpa Kyōshi - He Is an Ultimate Teacher) television anime on Wednesday.

  • Daisuke Namikawa as Hell Gates (top row, left), CEO of the largest game company in the world.
  • M.A.O. as Madoka Kuramachi (top row, center), student council treasurer seeking a fiancé
  • Ayahi Takagaki as Tim Berners Lynn (top row, right), head of CERM Particle Physics Research Laboratory
  • Satsumi Matsuda as Nagaru Komiya (middle row, leftmost), lead singer of a middle-school idol unit
  • Risae Matsuda as Taki Komiya (middle row, second from left), the younger sister of Nagaru, who supports her sister's dreams
  • Aya Hirano as Yamato Tōne (middle row, third from left), a member of the KEC graduate school research center
  • Kana Hanazawa as Reiko Mukyō (middle row, rightmost), a genius with a keen sense of taste and smell
  • Tomoko Tsuzuki as Kazuya Momozono (bottom row, left), the younger brother of Makina Momozono. Who is his first love?
  • Shiina Natsukawa as MoeMi Kushinada (bottom row, center left), self-proclaimed number one idol of the future
  • Risa Taneda as Matome Nishikujō (bottom row, right), a big fan of Kisaki Tenjōin's manga

The story of Ultimate Otaku Teacher 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.

Funimation is streaming the series as it airs in Japan, and will also stream the show dubbed as the series is still running in Japan. Funimation announced the show's English dub cast last Friday.

Masato Satō (Case Closed episodes eps 333-504) is directing 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) designed the characters and Ryuuichi Takada (Dusk maiden of Amnesia, The IDOLM@STER) composed the music.

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

Takeshi Azuma launched the Denpa Kyōshi - He Is an Ultimate Teacher manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in 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.

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