Live-Action Tsuri Baka Nisshi Show's Trailer Streamed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
TV series will premiere on October 23 with 2-hour episode

TV Tokyo began streaming a trailer for the upcoming live-action TV series adaptation of Juzo Yamasaki and Kenichi Kitami's Tsuri Baka Nisshi (Diary of a Fishing Fool) manga on Thursday. The trailer reveals the show's October 23 two-hour premiere, and also reveals Tetsuya Takeda as Ichirō Asamoto.

Hamazaki: Old man, you want to try fishing?
Narrator: New program, Tsuri Baka Nisshi! Hama-chan and Sū-chan are coming to your living room.
Hamazaki: It's my fishing apprentice.
Suzuki: Hello, hello.
Asamoto: Enough talk about fishing!
Man: What does the chief clerk know about fishing?
Asamoto: We'll have a fishing contest!
Man: We've got a problem on our hands.
Woman: You idiot!
Narrator: Tsuri Baka Nisshi, premieres October 23, Friday at 8:00 p.m.

Gaku Hamada (Miss Hokusai's Zenjiro, live-action Space Brothers' Yasushi Furuya, live-action Nobunaga Concerto's Tokugawa Ieyasu) will play the protagonist Hama-chan, while Toshiyuki Nishida (A Letter to Momo, live-action Space Battleship Yamato) will play his boss, Ichinosuke Suzuki. In the 22 previous live-action film adaptations of the manga, Nishida played the protagonist Hama-chan. Rentarō Mikuni, who passed away in 2013, played Suzuki.

Other cast members include:

The series will premiere on October 23, and it will air on Fridays at 8 p.m. The series will air on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, TV Hokkaido, and TVQ Broadcasting Kyushu.

Yūzō Asahara (Tsuri Baka Nisshi films 14-20) is directing the series, and Kumiko Sato (Sanbiki no Ossan, Kagi no nai Yume wo Miru) is writing the scripts.

The manga follows Densuke "Hama-chan" Hamazaki, an unavaricious white-collar worker who does not have any interest in success and self-protection. Even though he incurs the wrath of his superior and stirs ill feelings from his wife, Hama-chan prefers to take things at his own stride and goes fishing. He feels that there are more important things in life than work and enjoys the simple things in life such as fishing.

Yamasaki and Kitami launched the manga series in Shogakukan's Big Comic Original magazine in 1979. Shogakukan released the 92nd volume on September 30.

Tsuri Baka Nisshi was adapted into a 36-episode television anime in 2002. The manga also spawned 22 live action films, the last of which opened in Japan in 2009.

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