Kyō Kara Ore wa!! Manga Gets New Film
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The director for the live-action television series of Hiroyuki Nishimori's gag comedy manga Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! revealed in a theatrical screening of the series on Friday that the manga is also inspiring a new film. Kento Kaku, who played Takashi Mitsuhashi in the series, joined director Yūichi Fukuda (live-action Gintama, HK/Hentai Kamen, Super Salaryman Mr. Saenai) in a stage greeting at the screening.
The 10-episode live-action series premiered on NTV's Nichiyō Drama time slot last October. The new series marked the first live-action adaptation for the manga in about 21 years.
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 manga 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. Nishimori launched a new "special edition" serialization of the manga in the Shōnen Sunday S magazine last November.
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.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web