KAMEN TEACHER THE MOVIE in February 2014
In 2006-2007 Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine serialized the manga Kamen Teacher (仮面ティーチャー, Kamen Tiichaa) by Tohru Fujisawa, creator of the hit GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (グレート・ティーチャー・オニヅカ, Gureeto Tiichaa Onizuka). Kamen Teacher is set in a time when the ban on corporal punishment in schools has caused a rise in juvenile delinquency. To combat this problem the Kamen Teacher Program is established, allowing selected teachers to use special masks that provide the physical power to re-establish order in the classroom.
In April 2013, Fujisawa debuted the manga sequel, Kamen Teacher BLACK (仮面ティーチャーBLACK). On July 6, NTV premiered the live-action KAMEN TEACHER television series starring Taisuke Fujigaya of the pop group Kis-My-Ft2 as the manga’s protagonist, Goto Araki. In the show, Araki transfers to Hanasora School and becomes the teacher of sophomore Class C, made up of troublemakers and delinquents. While Araki is authorized to use force he chooses to engage students with his mind and heart, leaving his fists as a last resort.
The 12 episode series concluded on September 28, 2013, and it was announced the much of the cast and crew would reunite for KAMEN TEACHER THE MOVIE (劇場版「仮面ティーチャー」, Gekijooban Kamen Tiichaa), opening in Japanese cinemas on February 22, 2014. In addition to Fujigaya, returning cast members include Aya Omasa, Takumi Saito, Kotaro Shiga, Fuma Kikuchi from the boy band Sexy Zone, Jesse, Yuta Kishi and Taiga Kyomoto from the Kansai Johnny’s Jr. agency, Goki Maeda, Seika Taketomi, plus screenwriter Junpei Yamaoka and director Kentaro Moriya. Opposing Araki’s efforts to reform Hanasora School is another teacher, Kohei Ramon, played by Kenichi Endo (DEKA RANGER THE MOVIE, 20TH CENTURY BOYS).
Japanese Release: February 22, 2014 (Saturday) Roadshow
Hanasora School: Teachers
Gota Araki: Taisuke Fujigaya (Kis-My-Ft2)
Miki Ichimura: Aya Omasa
Kentaro Sugahara: Kotaro Shiga
Kohei Ramon: Kenichi Endo
Toko Anami: Mikie Hara
Junji Kudo: Ryu Nakatani
2nd Year Class C
Kinzo Takehara: Fuma Kikuchi (Sexy Zone)
Keigo Kusanagi: Jesse (Johnny’s Jr.)
Shishimaru: Yuta Kishi (Johnny’s Jr.)
Bon: Taiga Kyomoto (Johnny’s Jr.)
Kotaro: Goki Maeda
Ryota: Shuntaro Yanagi
Kanako Kondo: Seika Taketomi
2nd Year Class A
Chikage Enatsu: Shiori Kitayama
Student Council President: Kotaki Nozomu (Kansai Johnny’s Jr.)
Vice President: Daisuke Sakuma (Snow Man)
Secretary: Ryohei Abe (Snow Man)
Accounting: Ryota Miyadate (Snow Man)
Jubei Kobayashi: Naomasa Musaka
Saeko Kobayashi: Maika Yamamoto
Teacher Kinbatsu: Ryoichi Tsukada (ABC-Z)
Department of Education
Rui Iikura: Takumi Saito
Nobuhiko Mido: Masato Hagiwara
Director: Kentaro Moriya
Original Story: Kamen Teacher by Tohru Fujisawa (published in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump)
Screenplay: Junpei Yamaoka
Music: Taro Makido
Theme Song: “Luv Sick” by Kis-My-Ft2 (avex trax)
Production: “Kamen Teacher” The Movie Production Committee
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