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I'm From Japan TV Anime Reveals 4 More Cast Members

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The staff for the television anime of Seiji Hayashi's I'm From Japan (Jimoto ga Japan) manga revealed additional cast members for the anime on Friday. The newly announced cast members include:

  • Kōtarō Nishiyama as Tokio Abiko, a student who changed schools from Yamagata to Tokyo
  • Wataru Hatano as Hide, who is always worried about his hometown in Saitama
  • Tesshō Genda as Masurao Kikuchi, a city boy from Tokyo's Setagaya ward, and the rival of the protagonist Japan
  • Reina Ueda as Komachi Yuze, the heroine who worries about Japan

Minami Takayama will play the protagonist Japan Hinomoto.

Viz Media published the first three chapters of the manga in English as part of its "Jump Start" initiative, and Shueisha publishes the manga on its MANGA Plus app in English. Shueisha describes the story:

Tokio Abiko has left his hometown in Yamagata prefecture to enter school in the great metropolis of Tokyo. On his first day, he encounters one of his classmates, a strange boy called Japan Hinomoto. Tokio soon realizes that Japan is the master of a very peculiar martial art – Todofu-ken: the Metro-erritorial Pre-fist-ure Style! With each of the 47 styles themed after a prefecture of Japan, enjoy a hilarious and unique tour of the country!

Isamu Ueno (PRECARIOUS WOMAN EXECUTIVE MISS BLACK GENERAL) is directing the anime at ODDJOB, and Masato Naruse and Kōji Hashimoto are handling series composition. Hana Nohara and Fumiyuki Uehara are designing the characters.

Hayashi launched the manga in the magazine last September. Shueisha shipped he manga's first volume on January 4.

Source: Comic Natalie


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