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2nd Live-Action Saint Young Men Season's Teaser Video Reveals June 1 Premiere

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New poster visual also revealed

The official website for the live-action series adaptations of Hikaru Nakamura's Saint Young Men (Saint Oniisan) manga began streaming a teaser trailer on Thursday for the show's second season.

The staff also revealed a poster for the second season.

Similar to the release of the first season, the second season will stream online and will also screen in theaters. The series will begin streaming only on the Piccoma TV service on June 1, and will screen in theaters starting on June 6. The returning cast and staff include Ken'ichi Matsuyama (live-action Death Note, Gantz) as Jesus and Shōta Sometani (live-action Parasyte, Bakuman.) as Buddha. Yūichi Fukuda (live-action Gintama, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. films) is returning to direct the sequel and pen the script.

The first 10-episode season premiered on Kakao Japan's Piccoma TV streaming service on October 18. The series will also have a third season.

The comedy manga imagines if Buddha and Jesus shared a low-rent Tokyo apartment. Nakamura launched the manga in Kodansha's Morning two magazine in 2006. The manga won the Short Story award at the 13th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2009, and was also nominated for a Manga Taisho award in the same year.

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.

Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English starting on April 23.

Sources: Saint Young Men live-action show's website, Comic Natalie


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