• remind me tomorrow
  • remind me next week
  • never remind me
Subscribe to the ANN Newsletter • Wake up every Sunday to a curated list of ANN's most interesting posts of the week. read more

Live-Action Kyō Kara Ore wa!! Film Reveals July 17 Opening, Returning Cast

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Gintama's Yūichi Fukuda also returns to direct film

The official website for the live-action television series of Hiroyuki Nishimori's gag comedy manga Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! revealed on Wednesday that the series' upcoming live-action film will open on July 17 next year. It also revealed that the film's cast members are reprising their roles from the live-action series. Yūichi Fukuda (live-action Gintama, HK/Hentai Kamen, Super Salaryman Mr. Saenai) is returning from the series to direct the film.

The cast includes: (Top row, left to right in image above):

  • Nana Seino as Riko Akasaki
  • Kanna Hashimoto as Kyōko Hayakawa
  • Taiga Nakano as Katsutoshi Imai
  • Yūma Yamamoto as Yasuo Tanigawa
  • Yumi Wakatsuki as Akemi Kawasaki
  • Reiya Masaki as Naoya Sagawa
(Middle row, left to right in image above): (Bottom row, left to right in image above):

Fukuda directed the 10-episode live action series, which premiered on NTV's Nichiyō Drama time slot in October 2018. 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 in November 2018.

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.

Sources: Kyō Kara Ore wa!! live-action series' website, The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

bookmark/share with: short url

News homepage / archives