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Live-Action Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store Reveals More Cast in Costume

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Rena Matsui, Jirō Satō, Rio Uchida, more join cast for January TV series

The official website for the live-action television series adaptation of Matsukoma and Hashimoto's Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store (Nietzsche-sensei: Konbini ni, Satori Sedai no Shinjin ga Maiorita) manga revealed more cast members, a main visual, and the main cast in costume on Thursday.

The main visual partially emulates the manga's third volume cover:

The show stars:

Shōtarō Mamiya as Tomoharu Nii or "Nietzsche-sensei"

Kenji Urai as Matsukoma

Additional cast members include:

Rena Matsui as Kaede Shioyama, a regular customer who falls in love with Nietzsche-sensei

Jirō Satō as the owner of the 3-7 convenience store

Jirou as Watari (lottery superior)

Rio Uchida as the idol-like part-timer Moe Tachizaki

Ryo Matsuda as the puppy-like part-timer Ken Shibata

Yūsuke Saga as the nighttime part-timer Kuroda

Additional cast members include Jirou's comedy duo partner Shinobu Hasegawa as well as Tsuyoshi Muro. The show's official site has not yet revealed the names of the characters they will play.

Yūichi Fukuda (HK/Hentai Kamen) is directing the series, and is also writing the scripts. The show will premiere on Yomiuri TV, NTV, and on Hulu in Japan in January.

The comedy manga follows a male part-time late-night convenience store worker named Matsukoma, and the new part-time worker he trains named Tomoharu Nii, nicknamed Nietzsche-sensei. Tomoharu is a university student in the school's Buddhism department. When an angry customer screams at Tomoharu, "Customers are gods!," he replies, "God is dead." The manga follows the part-time worker life of Matsukoma and Tomoharu, the latter of whom continuously baffles his customers and co-workers at the convenience store with his odd ways.

Matsukoma and Hashimoto launched the manga in Monthly Comic Gene in August 2013 as an adaptation of a series of popular Twitter posts chronicling real-life exploits of convenience store staffers. Kadokawa published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on August 27. The manga already inspired a drama CD, which Kadokawa released in February.

The series was one of the best-selling first volumes for new manga series that went on sale last year, according to a report by The Japan Publication Sales' Distribution Reform Group Comic Team. The manga has over 1 million copies in circulation.

The manga also ranked in the top 15 manga series that had fewer than five volumes as of November 2014 based on a poll by Japanese online bookstore Honya Club in February.

Source: Comic Natalie

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