New cast members revealed for upcoming adaptation based on comedy manga by Seiji Hayashi
Beware the Prefectural Fist! New cast members and the Japanese broadcast details have been revealed for I'm From Japan (a.k.a. Jimoto ga Japan in the original Japanese), an upcoming TV anime based on the martial arts gag manga by Seiji Hayashi about an enthusiastic young man who has mastered martial arts based on each of Japan's 47 prefectures.
The new cast members for I'm From Japan include:
- Kōtarō Nishiyama as Tokio Abiko.
- Wataru Hatano is Hide.
- Tesshō Genda as Masurao Kikuchi.
- And Reina Ueda as Komachi Yuze.
The original I'm From Japan manga is serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump manga magazine, and the first three chapters of I'm From Japan are also available in English from Viz Media as part of the "Jump Start" series. Viz describes the story of I'm From Japan as follows:
Tokio Abiko is a transfer student from Yamagata Prefecture. He's rough, he's tough, and he wants to beat up the strongest kid in school and earn the respect that he an Yamagata Prefecture deserve! But soon he makes an unlikely friend who accepts everyone no matter where they're from -- and his name is Japan!
I'm From Japan is directed by Isamu Ueno and features animation production by ODDJOB. The series will broadcast on TV Tokyo on Mondays during the 7:05 time slot as part of the new "Chara Suta" section of the "Oha Suta" children's TV show beginning on April 08, 2019.
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