Tensai Bakabon Comedy Manga Inspires 3rd TV Special

posted on by Karen Ressler
Toshiyuki Nishida joins cast as college professor

NTV announced in March that it will air a third television special based on Fujio Akatsuka's classic comedy manga Tensai Bakabon. The special is titled Tensai Bakabon 3, and it will air as part of NHK's "Golden Learning Week" campaign, which will take place between April 30 and May 6.

The new special's story will be set at Bakada College, Bakabon's father and mother's alma mater. It will cover the father and mother's first meeting, and the strange research project the father was working on with his professor.

Toshiyuki Nishida will join the cast as Professor Kamihitoe. Returning cast members include:

NTV aired the first live-action special, Tensai Bakabon ~ Kazoku no Kizuna (Bonds of Family), in March 2016. The second special, Tensai Bakabon 2, aired in January 2017.

Akatsuka launched the Tensai Bakabon manga series in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 1967. The manga inspired four television anime series between 1971 and 2000, as well as a full-length anime film in 2015 titled Tensai Bakavon ~Yomigaeru Flanders no Inu~. A new television anime titled Shinya! Tensai Bakabon will premiere in July. Akatsuka died in 2008 due to esophageal cancer. His life inspired a biographical film in 2011.

Source: Comic Natalie

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