Back in the June 2022 installment of Weekly Young Magazine, we learned about the anime adaptation of the My Home Hero manga. The show saw an April 2023 debut and saw a Blu-ray box set for it. In late August 2023, it was announced that a live-action TV series is coming as well as a feature film.
The TV series is set for an October 24th, 2023 debut on MBS and TBS while the feature film is set for a spring 2024 planned release. Now, the theme song side of the series has had an update with THE ORAL CIGARETTES getting the nod to perform the song “Yellow” for the opening sequence. Also, check out some of the fashion/promotional shot material below.
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The series has Takahiro Aoyama directing it with a cast that includes:
- Kuranosuke Sasaki as Tetsuo Tosu
- Kyōhei Takahashi as Kyōichi Majima
- Asuka Saitō as Reika Tosu
- Tae Kimura as Kasen Tosu
- Eisaku Yoshida as Yoshitatsu Matori
- Takuma Otoo as Kubo
- Yasushi Fuchikami as Takeda
- Shuichiro Naito as Nobuto Matori
Check out the trailer and visual for it:
The anime series was directed by Takashi Kamei and based on the scripts supervised and written by Kohei Kiyasu. Masatsune Noguchi is working on the character designs with Tezuka Productions handling the animation.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Junichi Suwabe as Tetsuo Tosu, a 47-year-old toy maker
- Sayaka Ohara as Kasen Tosu, Tetsuo’s 41-year-old wife and steadfast confidante
- Chihiro Shirata as Reika Tosu, the Tosu household’s only daughter, and a first-year college student
- Kent Itō as Kyōichi Majima, a 20-year-old member of an organized crime group
- Shinichiro Miki as Yoshitatsu Matori, Nobuto’s father
- Keita Tada as Nobuto Matori, Reika’s boyfriend
- Rumi Okubo as Hibiki, a hostess who became Nobuto’s lover after they met a year ago
- Akio Ohtsuka as Kubo, a leading figure in an organized crime group
- Kōichi Yamadera as Shino
- Katsuhiro Tokuishi as Takeda
- Mitsuhiro Sakamaki as Tabata
The series features the opening theme song “Ai no Uta” from Chiai Fujikawa and the ending theme song “Decided” from Dizzy Sunfist.
The series from Naoki Yamakawa and Masashi Asaki began in 2017 as serialized in Weekly Young Magazine. It’s got seventeen volumes out as of the anime announcement in June 2022.
Plot Concept: Tetsuo Tosu, a 47-year-old office worker, and his wife, Kasen, love their daughter Reika more than anything in the world, even though she has been through a rebellious phase. So when Tetsuo visits Reika after she’s started to live on her own, and she won’t explain how she got bruises like she’s been beaten, he decides to hide and find out what’s going on. Enter Reiko’s boyfriend, Nobuto Matori, a brute who has beaten his ex-girlfriend to death and has ties to the yakuza. After he sees that Nobuto is the one responsible for the wounds on Reika’s face, Tetsuo ends up killing the man. And so begins the fight of wits over life or death between “a normal, weak, middle-aged man” who is prepared to do anything to protect his family, and the fearless fighters from the underworld.