It was announced that the occult horror web novel Shishou Series
will receive multiple adaptations in 2016. The first will be a live-action movie, followed by a TV anime and a live-action TV drama. Details of the anime and drama adaptations will be revealed at a later date.
was originally published on the 2channel board in 2003. It has been serialized as a manga series since the December 2013 issue of Young King OURs
magazine. Futabasha has also been publishing the work as a light novel series since 2014. Both the manga and light novels have two volumes in print.
Actor Mahiro Takasugi (Kamen Rider Gaim
) was cast as an "image character" to portray what the series protagonist would look like. In the story, the protagonist is a first-year university student who comes from the countryside. He meets an upperclassman whom he calls "Master" (Shishou
), and the two investigate various urban legends and psychic phenomena.
Director: Atsushi Shimizu (Nana to Kaoru
Script: Chiaki Konaka
Studio: Pierrot Plus
Official site: http://www.damnedmaster.com/
Teaser PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVeHCCiIvx4
Source: Asahi Shimbun Digital