1st Episode of Live-Action Saint Young Men Series Streams on YouTube
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The YouTube channel for the Piccoma TV streaming service began streaming the first six-minute episode on Tuesday for the live-action adaptation of Hikaru Nakamura's Saint Young Men (Saint Oniisan) manga. The video is available worldwide.
The series premiered on Kakao Japan's new Piccoma TV streaming service on October 18. The show will have 10 episodes, including one original episode. The project also has a special two-week limited screening in more than 40 AEON theaters in Japan that started on October 12.
Ken'ichi Matsuyama (live-action Death Note, Gantz) stars as Jesus and Shōta Sometani (live-action Parasyte, Bakuman.) stars as Buddha. Additionally, Jiro Sato (live-action Death Note, Gintama) plays a doctor, and Umi Yamano (live-action Aoi Honō, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) plays 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.