Samurai Sensei Comedy Manga Has Live-Action Film Planned

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Filming begins next summer for 2018 release; manga already inspired live-action TV show

A live-action film adaptation of S-suke Kuroe's Samurai Sensei comedy manga is being planned. The production aims to begin filming in Kōchi City next summer. Kazushi Watanabe (Shinsengumi of the Dead) is directing the film. Producer Katsuaki Takemoto states that the production is aiming for a 2018 opening.

The manga centers around Takeichi Hanpeita, a samurai who finds that he has traveled through time to modern day Japan. He is taken in by an old man who owns a cram school, and begins to work as a lecturer in the school.

TV Asahi aired a live-action television adaptation of the manga in October 2015. In that adaptation, Kanjani Eight band member Ryo Nishikido played Takeichi Hanpeita.

Kuroe began serializing the manga online on pixiv's "pixiv Comic" service in 2014. Libre Publishing shipped the manga's third compiled book volume on July 9. Kuroe traveled many times to Kōchi for research on the setting, and finally moved to the city this past February.

Source: The Kōchi Shimbun

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