Live-Action Kyō Kara Ore wa!! TV Special's Video Reveals July 17 Premiere
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The official website for the live-action Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! television special, a spinoff from the upcoming Kyou Kara Ore Wa!! film, began streaming a promotional video on Thursday. The video reveals the special's July 17 premiere date in NTV's Friday night "Kinyō Road Show!" programming block.
The live-action film will also open in Japan on July 17. The film's cast members are reprising their roles from the earlier 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 film continues the story of the earlier live-action series. 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.