Live-Action Drama About Shonen Jump Reveals Poster of Cast in Cosplay

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Kobayashi Kendō joins cast

The official website for Oh My Jump! ~Shonen Jump Shikyū o Sukuu~ (Oh My Jump! ~Shonen Jump Saves the World~), the live-action series centering around Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, revealed poster visual showing the main cast in cosplay as Shonen Jump characters. The website also announced that comedian Kobayashi Kendō will play Hiroshi's boss Jusaburō Ōarashi (pictured top right in image).

The series will premiere on January 12 at 24:12 (effectively 12:12 a.m. on January 13) in TV Tokyo's "Drama 24" timeslot. The series will air as Drama 24's 50th work, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the magazine.

Previously announced cast members include:

  • Atsushi Itou as protagonist Hiroshi Tsukiyama (pictured as Luffy from One Piece in image above)
  • Shigeru Saiki as Chōyaku Tsuchida (pictured as All Might from My Hero Academia)
  • Shuntarō Yanagi as Shinji Kaneshiro (pictured as Taison Maeda from Rokudenashi Blues)
  • Tohru Baba as Asuka Kurozuka (pictured as Kenshirō from Fist of the North Star)
  • Hitomi Satō as Miki Kigurashi (pictured as Arale from Dr. Slump)
  • Yasufumi Terawaki as Kōsuke Mizushima (pictured as Shiryu from Saint Seiya)
  • Nogizaka46's Rina Ikoma as Tomoko Himura (Pictured as Naruto)

The story begins when Hiroshi Tsukiyama, a salesman that once dreamed of being a hero, witnesses his senior at work being sexually harassed, but he decides to pretend he didn't see anything. It is then that a mysterious man named Chōyaku Tsuchida takes him to a secret club named "Oh My Jump!," where adults discuss their favorite Shonen Jump manga, chapters, and characters. There, he meets Shinji Kaneshiro, a struggling manga artist skilled only at copying other people's work; Miki Kawagishi, a doctor who happens to like cosplaying and is seeking a marriage partner; Kōzuke Mizushima, a fancy man in finance; and Tomoko Himura, a college student who loves Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto manga.

The series will include the "secret stories" behind the creation of some Shonen Jump works, as well as urban legends surrounding the magazine.

Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine launched in 1968, and has since then become home to many iconic manga and anime franchises, such as Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Fist of the North Star, KochiKame, Yu Yu Hakusho, Gintama, My Hero Academia, and many more.

Source: Comic Natalie

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