Live-Action Saint Young Men Net Series Debuts on October 18
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the live-action adaptation of Hikaru Nakamura's Saint Young Men (Saint Oniisan) manga revealed on Saturday that the show will premiere on Kakao Japan's new Piccoma TV streaming service on October 18. The show will have 10 episodes, including one original episode. A special screening with staff and cast in attendance will be held at TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills on October 18.
The show will also have a special two-week limited screening in more than 40 AEON theaters in Japan starting on October 12.
Ken'ichi Matsuyama (live-action Death Note, Gantz) will play Jesus and Shōta Sometani (live-action Parasyte, Bakuman.) will play Buddha. Additionally, Jiro Sato (live-action Death Note, Gintama) will play a doctor, and Umi Yamano (live-action Aoi Honō, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) will play the landlady of the apartments where Jesus and Buddha live together.
The manga inspired an anime film that premiered in Japan in May 2013. The manga's eighth and ninth volumes both bundled original anime DVDs when they shipped in December 2012 and July 2013, respectively.