The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. by Shuichi Aso is getting a second anime season soon, and Yuki Kaji is joining the cast! He will be voicing Toma Akechi, a classmate of main character Saiki. He left a comment about his role as Akechi, which you can find below.
The second season will start in January 2018. This school comedy story is about Kusuo Saiki, a high school boy who possesses supernatural powers that cause him problems every day. The manga is currently being serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. The first season of the anime aired from July to December 2016. A live action movie adaptation is screening in Japanese cinemas with Kento Yamazaki as the protagonist.
Comment from Yuki Kaji
When I read the manga I thought he was a pain but when I had to voice him he was an even bigger pain and right now I straight up regret taking this role or no not even regret because I didn’t think it was as negative as being dissatisfied with the role and I felt nothing but thankful that I was entrusted with the role itself but as a result I thought that the real meaning behind playing him in a charming way with my own abilities is related to my pride as an actor so I have many plans to get in perfect condition for the recording which I am preparing for and use this regret as motivatio…
I’ll work hard.
(NB: Yes, we realise there is no punctuation)