Gravure Model / TV Talent Haruka Aoyama Stars in “Miss Machiko” Play

Gravure model / TV talent Hikaru Aoyama is taking to the stage in the leading role in a theatrical adaptation of Miss Machiko, a comedy manga by Takeshi Ebihara about a young teacher who tries her best despite a constant onslaught of embarrassing pranks by her students.

The title of the play is Maicching Machiko-Sensei ~Arama Gakkō de Ningyo Densetsu! Sonna Koto-tte Ariel? No Maki~ (“Embarrassing! Miss Machiko ~ The Mermaid Legend of Arama Academy! Is It Called Ariel? Chapter~”), it will run for 7 performances from August 17 – 20, 2017, at the Tsukiji Buddhist Hall venue in Tsukiji, Chuo Ward, Tokyo, Japan.

The Miss Machiko stage play is written and directed by Goblin Kushida and also stars Saki Yanase, Aimi Natsume, Makoto Takahashi, Kanae Shiina, and others.

The original Miss Machiko manga was serialized from 1980 – 1982 in Gakken’s Shōnen Challenge manga magazine. Miss Machiko was also adapted into a 95 episode TV anime with direction by Masami Anno and animation by Studio Pierrot, which ran from 1981 – 1983. Crunchyroll currently streams 45 episodes of Miss Machiko, and describes the series as follows:

The mischievous students of Arama Academy meet their match in a beautiful and clever new teacher, Miss Machiko! But they’re determined to find a prank that will really humiliate her.

Source: Comic Natalie via Otakomu

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