On Wednesday, Japanese broadcaster MBS announced the live-action series adaptation of Sora Moniker’s Tsuiraku JK to Haijin Kyshi (Fallen High School Girl and Disabled Teacher) manga.
It will debut on the channel’s Drama Tokku programming block on 6 April. Ryo Hashimoto of the HiHi Jets will play the role of teacher Jin Haiba, while Mikoto Ochiai will be portrayed by Akari Takaishi.
The manga’s narrative starts off with a high school girl called Mikoto Ochiai attempting to kill herself by leaping over the school’s roof. However, Jin Haiba, a teacher, intervenes and talks her out of it by offering that she try a relationship with him before dying.
In July 2017, the manga was first published by Sora in Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume magazine with the intention of being a short series, but finally turned into a lengthy serialisation. The manga is still on, and Hakusensha published its 15th compiled book volume in December 2022. Sora Mizuki uses Sora Moniker as his pseudonym.
Death Note, Attack on Titan, and Fullmetal Alchemist are just a few of the notable manga adaptations that have found popularity in Japan in recent years. While some original manga readers might be sceptical about the story being adapted into a live-action series, other fans are eager to see their favourite characters come to life on screen.