Live-Action Prison School Show's 1st Commercial Airs
posted on by Karen Ressler
Japanese television station MBS aired a 15-second promotional video for the live-action Prison School drama on Monday.
The website unveiled the cast on Saturday:
Hirona Yamazaki (live-action As the Gods Will, Orange) plays Mari Kurihara, the underground student council president who brings together the female students with beauty and power
Aoi Morikawa (Fatal Frame, Sprout) plays Hana Midorikawa, the underground student council's secretary
Asana Mamoru (Garo: Makai no Hana, Million Arthur, Ghost in the Shell Arise stage play) plays Meiko Shiraki, "the underground student council vice president who wields a whip on the boys and jiggling dynamite boobs."
Tokio Emoto (Garo: Makai no Hana, Shinya Shokudō movie) plays Takehito "Gakuto" Morokuzu
Masato Yano (2012 GTO, Legal High) plays Shingo Wakamoto
Comedian Galigaligalixon plays Reiji "Andre" Andō
The cast member of Jōji "Joe" Nezu will be revealed later
Masahiro Takashima (live-action Bloody Monday, Nobunaga Concerto) plays the Hachimitsu Academy Chairman
Rena Takeda (live-action Assassination Classroom) plays Chiyo, who harbors feelings for Kiyoshi
Yūko Araki (Aoi Tori, Kamen Rider Wizard) plays Anzu, who harbors feelings for Shingo
The series will premiere on MBS on October 25 at 24:50 (effectively on October 26 at 12:50 a.m.), and then it will play on TBS on October 27 at 25:11. Noboru Iguchi (The Machine Girl, Nuigurumaa Z) is directing the late-night series at the production studio ROBOT.
North American publisher Yen Press prints the manga for North America, and it describes the series:
Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls' boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo...once upon a time. But with the new school year comes a revision to school policy: Boys are to be admitted into the student body for the first time ever. But on his first day at Hachimitsu, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers that he's one of only five boys enrolled at the school. Their numbers overwhelmed by the thousand girls in the student body, is it heaven or hell that awaits these five (un)fortunates?!
Iguchi said with a laugh that when he heard about the live-action television plans, he initially asked, "Is this for real?" He felt that if he squandered this chance to adapt this amusing manga, he would regret it for the rest of his life.
Hiramoto launched the manga in Kodansha's Young Magazine in February 2011, and it has 6 million copies in print. The 18th volume shipped on August 6. The manga won the Best General Manga award alongside Yūji Moritaka and Keiji Adachi's Gurazeni manga at Kodansha's 37th Annual Manga Awards last year.
Hiramoto also wrote the award-winning supernatural drama manga Me and the Devil Blues, which Del Rey published in North America. Hiramoto's Ago Nashi Gen to Ore Monogatari manga received a mobile phone anime adaptation in 2010. Hiramoto's Yarisugi Companion to Atashi Monogatari manga inspired a live-action film in 2011.
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