Live-Action Drama About Shonen Jump Casts Nogizaka46 Idol Rina Ikoma
The official website for Oh My Jump! ~Shonen Jump Shikyū o Sukuu~ (Oh My Jump! ~Shonen Jump Saves the World~), the live-action series centering around Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, revealed on Friday that it has cast Nogizaka46‘s Rina Ikoma as the character Tomoko Himura, a college student that loves Masashi Kishimoto‘s Naruto manga. Tomoko is not good at communicating with people, and has never been in a relationship, but once she starts talking about Shonen Jump, she forgets herself and begins talking nonstop.
The series will premiere on January 12 at 24:12 (effectively 12:12 a.m. on January 13) in TV Tokyo‘s “Drama 24” timeslot. The series will air as Drama 24’s 50th work, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the magazine.
The cast includes:
- Atsushi Itou as protagonist Hiroshi Tsukiyama
- Shigeru Saiki as Chōyaku Tsuchida
- Shuntar? Yanagi as Shinji Kaneshiro
- Hitomi Sat? as Miki Kigurashi
- Yasufumi Terawaki as Kōsuke Mizushima
The story begins when Hiroshi Tsukiyama, a salesman that once dreamed of being a hero, witnesses his senior at work being sexually harassed, but he decides to pretend he didn’t see anything. It is then that a mysterious man named Chōyaku Tsuchida takes him to a secret club named “Oh My Jump!,” where adults discuss their favorite Shonen Jump manga, chapters, and characters. There, he meets Shinji Kaneshiro, a struggling manga artist skilled only at copying other people’s work; Miki Kawagishi, a doctor who happens to like cosplaying and is seeking a marriage partner; and Kōzuke Mizushima, a fancy man in finance.
The series will include the “secret stories” behind the creation of some Shonen Jump works, as well as urban legends surrounding the magazine.
Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine launched in 1968, and has since then become home to many iconic manga and anime franchises, such as Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Fist of the North Star, Kochikame, Yu Yu Hakusho, Gintama, My Hero Academia, and many more.
Source: Comic Natalie