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Live-Action Kyō Kara Ore wa!! Reveals 4 Cast Visuals

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Live-action series adapts Hiroyuki Nishimori's manga

The official website for the live-action television series of Hiroyuki Nishimori's Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! gag comedy manga revealed a main visual and four cast visuals for the series on Wednesday. The main visual (seen below) evokes a similar illustration by Nishimori.

The four main cast members with new visuals include:

Kento Kaku as Takashi Mitsuhashi

Kentarō as Shinji Itō, Mitsuhashi's partner

Nana Seino as Riko Akasaki, a girl who has feelings for Mitsuhashi, and is the only daughter of a martial artist

Kanna Hashimoto as Kyōko Hayakawa, Itō's girlfriend, and a former delinquent herself

The series' staff also previously revealed Jirō Satō in costume as his character Tetsuo Akasaka, Riko's father.

Other cast members include:

Taiga as Katsutoshi Imai

Yūma Yamamoto as Yasuo Tanigawa

Nobuyuki Suzuki as Satoshi Katagiri, Mitsuhashi and Shinji's greatest enemy, and feared as the greatest delinquent in Akehisa High School

Hayato Isomura as Takeshi Sagara, the number two most feared delinquent in Akehisa High School

Nogizaka46's Yumi Wakatsuki as Akemi Kawasaki, an original character who yearns for Kyōko Hayakawa

Tsuyoshi Muro as Mukunoki-sensei, an original character

Reiya Masaki as Naoya Sagawa, Mitsuhashi and Kentarō's classmate

The series will premiere on NTV's Nichiyō Drama time slot in October. The new series marks the first live-action adaptation for the manga in about 21 years.

Yūichi Fukuda (live-action Gintama, HK/Hentai Kamen, Super Salaryman Mr. Saenai) is directing the series. Fukuda previously worked with Kaku on the live-action television series Yūsha Yoshihiko to Maō no Shiro. Fukuda directed the series, and Kaku played a policeman in the 11th episode.

The manga's story centers on the blond delinquent high school student Takashi Mitsuhashi. He is sly and holds "Whatever I do, I'll win!" as his creed. He forms a duo with Shinji Itō, a fellow high school student who is serious and dutiful with a strong sense of justice.

Nishimori's series ran in Shogakukan's Zōkan Shonen Sunday and Weekly Shonen Sunday magazines from 1988 to 1997. The series' 38 compiled book volumes have a total of more than 40 million copies in print.

The manga inspired an original video anime series in 1992, and Toei released a V-Cinema direct-to-video live-action series inspired by the manga from 1992 to 1997. The V-Cinema series' cast and staff also reprised their roles for a live-action film adaptation that debuted in 1994.

Sources: Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! live-action series' official website, Comic Natalie

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