Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku Slapstick Comedy Manga Gets Live-Action Show
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 52nd issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Thursday that Kenji Hamaoka's Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku manga is inspiring a live-action show. The magazine's next issue will reveal the cast.
The slapstick gag comedy follows a second-grade boy named Kotetsu Ōsawagi and his misadventures with his family and friends in Urayasu City, near Tokyo.
Hamaoka launched the original Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku (Super Radical Gag Family) manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion in 1993. The 31-volume manga spawned three sequels: the 28-volume Ganso! Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku from 2002 to 2010, and Maido! Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku, which began in 2010, and ended in March 2018 with 24 volumes. The currently-running Appare! Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku series launched in March 2018.
The original Super Radical Gag Family manga inspired a 33-episode television anime two decades ago in 1998. Akitarō Daichi (Fruits Basket, Kodocha, Now and Then, Here and There) directed the anime at Studio DEEN. Maido! Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku also inspired a television anime in 2014, and Daichi again directed the series.
Source: Oricon News