GEM TV Premieres Live-Action Kyō Kara Ore wa!! Series in Southeast Asia on January 7
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sony's GEM TV Southeast Asian channel announced on Wednesday that it will air the live-action television series of Hiroyuki Nishimori's Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! gag comedy manga. The series will air every Monday and Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. beginning on January 7.
The series premiered in Japan on NTV's Nichiyō Drama time slot last 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) directed the 10-episode series.
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.