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Live-Action Tsuri Baka Nisshi TV Series Gets 2nd Season (Updated)

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Series based on 1979 fishing comedy manga continues story from TV special

The "Yamada Denki Shinshun Drama Special Tsuri Baka Nisshi Shinnyū Shain Hamasaki Densuke Ise-Shima de Tairyo! Hajimete no Shucchou-hen" (Yamada Denki New Year's Drama Special: Diary of a Fishing Fool New Employee Densuke Hamasaki Big Catch in Ise-Shima! First Business Trip Edition) live-action television special announced on Monday that it will get a sequel. The second season of the live-action television series, titled Tsuri Baka Nisshi Season 2 Shinmai Shain Hamasaki Densuke (Dairy of a Fishing Fool Season 2 Beginner Employee Densuke Hamasaki) will continue the story from the television special. The series will premiere in April.

The story will again center on the protagonist Hama-chan. In his third year as a company employee, he polishes his skills at his own speed. Gaku Hamada (live-action Space Brothers' Yasushi Furuya, live-action Nobunaga Concerto's Tokugawa Ieyasu) is again playing Densuke Hamasaki, and the main cast members are reprising their roles from the first live-action television season.

Yūzō Asahara (Tsuri Baka Nisshi films 14-20) and Nobuhisa Kodama are returning to direct with Katsumi Ishikawa (Tsuri Baka Nisshi films 14-18). Kumiko Satō (Sanbiki no Ossan, Kagi no nai Yume wo Miru) is again writing the scripts with Shunpei Yamaoka (live-action GTO, Clover). Kazuo Nobuta (New Getter Robo, Comic Party) is composing the music.

The first television season aired from October to December 2015. Toshiyuki Nishida (A Letter to Momo, live-action Space Battleship Yamato) played Hama-chan's 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.

Juzo Yamasaki and Kenichi Kitami's original Tsuri Baka Nisshi (Diary of a Fishing Fool) manga follows Densuke "Hama-chan" Hamasaki, 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 95th compiled book volume on October 21.

The manga inspired a 36-episode television anime in 2002. The manga also spawned 22 live action films, the last of which opened in Japan in 2009.

Source: Comic Natalie

Update: TV Tokyo streamed an announcement commercial.

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