Live-Action Kyō Kara Ore wa!! Reveals Yumi Wakatsuki, Reiya Masaki in Costume
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the live-action television series of Hiroyuki Nishimori's Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! gag comedy manga revealed new cast visuals for the show on Wednesday. The visuals feature Nogizaka46's Yumi Wakatsuki and Reiya Masaki as their characters Akemi Kawasaki and Naoya Sagawa, respectively.
Nogizaka46's Yumi Wakatsuki as Akemi Kawasaki, an original character who yearns for Kyōko Hayakawa
Reiya Masaki as Naoya Sagawa, Mitsuhashi and Kentarō's classmate
The cast includes:
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
Jiro Sato as Tetsuo Akasaka, Riko's father
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
Tsuyoshi Muro as Mukunoki-sensei, an original character
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.