Live-Action Tsuri Baka Nisshi Show's Trailer Streamed
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
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:
- Alice Hirose as Michiko Kobayashi
- Mitsuru Fukikoshi as Kazuo Sasaki
- Tarō Suruga as Masayuki Suzuki
- Kitarō as Heita Kobayashi
- Shōno Hayama as Shintaro Tsuozumi
- Momoko Tanabe as Kaoru Kobayashi
- Kenta Satoi as Managing Director Sadamatsu
- Tatsuo Nadaka as Managing Director Okamoto
- Ryō Ono as Personnel Manager Nogami
- Manabu Ino as Secretary Ueki
- Atsushi as Yūji Yamaguchi
- Riki Miura as Satoshi Iwami
- Kanro Morita as Mamoru Ōhara
- Ikue Sakakibara as Toshiko Hamasaki
- Yoshie Ichige as Hisae Suzuki
- Masatō Ibu as Sales Manager Akiyama
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.
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.