Three weeks after the release in Japan, 31-year-old Shuichi Asou, the author of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. manga, finally revealed on his official twitter today that he made a cameo appearance in the live-action film adaptation of his manga. He also posted photos of himself as one of the students at P.K. Academy. Since he has been hiding his real face from the media, there has been no way that the audience could notice it was him. He said on Twitter as below:
"I think it is OK to reveal now. I made a brief appearance in the Saiki film. It was very difficult for a 30-year-old man to prepare for a role of a high school student, but it became a very good experience. I think I was able to grow one step as an actor. The film The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. is now showing amid enormous popular acclaim.(・∀・) "
もういい加減言ってもいいかな。斉木の映画にチラッと出演させていただきました。30歳で高校生の役は中々役作りが難しかったですが良い経験になりました。役者としてひとつ成長できたと思います。映画斉木楠雄のΨ難絶賛公開中です(・∀・) pic.twitter.com/3SNfxH80if— 麻生周一 (@shu1aso) 2017年11月11日
Then the director of the film, Yuichi Fukuda responded on Twitter, "It was a wonderful acting."
素晴らしい演技でした https://t.co/Da61Ufttjw— 福田 雄一 (@fukuda_u1) 2017年11月11日
The live-action film adaptation of Shuichi Asou's comedy manga series The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
was released in 275 theaters across Japan on October 21 and earned 194 million yen from the 156,000
ticket sales in its debut weekend, becoming the second top-grossing film of the weekend. It is expected
to end its domestic run with around 1.5 billion yen.
Source: Shuichi Asou Twitter
(C)Shuichi Asou/Shueisha, 2017 Movie "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." Production Committee