Yuichi Fukuda (Gintama)-directed adaptation is set to premiere in October 2018
The official website and Twitter for the upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of Hiroyuki Nishimori's school thug-themed comedy manga Kyo Kara Ore Wa!! (I will be, from today on) reveals its four main cast visuals in costume: Kento Kaku (29) as Takashi Mitsuhashi, Kentaro Ito (21) as Shinji Ito, Nana Seino (23) as Riko Akasaka, and Kanna Hashimoto (19) as Kyoko Hayakawa.
50-year-old Yuichi Fukuda (Gintama, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. live-action films) is attached to write/direct, and Hashimoto has been also playing the main heroine Kagura in his Gintama series. The drama is set to premiere on Nihon TV in October 2018.
Takashi Mitsuhashi: Kento Kaku (29/male Ranma Saotome in the Ranma 1/2 TV drama)
Shinji Ito: Kentaro Ito (21/Tomoki Nakano in Sakurada Reset)
Riko Akasaka: Nana Seino (23/Ai in Mamoru Oshii-directed live-action film Tokyo Mukokuseki Shojo)
Kyoko Hayakawa: Kannna Hashimoto (19/Kagura in Gintama)
The manga was first serialized in Shogakukan's Zoukan Shonen Sunday from 1988 to 1990, then moved
to the publisher's Weekly Shonen Sunday and ended its serialization in 1997. It was compiled in 38 tankobon
volumes and its total print run including all editions (wide, bunko, convenience store editions) has surpassed
40 million copies. This is the second live-action adaptation in 20 years since the "Toei V-Cinema" direct-to-
video series in the mid-1990s and a feature film in 1994 made by the same staff and cast.
The story centers on two boy thugs at Nanyo High School, Takashi Mitsuhashi and Shinji Ito. The two
have totally different personalities. Mitsuhashi with dyed blond hair is clever but tricky, while Ito with
punkish pointed hair has a strong sense of justice and duty. The two start their high school life to
become the strongest delinquents in Japan.
Original manga tankobon 1st and 38th volume covers
© Nippon Television Television Corporation
© Hiroyuki Nishimori/Shogakukan