The cover of the first tankōbon of Aoi Honō
|Written by||Kazuhiko Shimamoto|
Spirits Zokan YS Special
Monthly Shōnen Sunday
|Original run||2007 – present|
|Directed by||Yūichi Fukuda|
|Written by||Yūichi Fukuda|
|Music by||Eishi Segawa|
|Original network||TV Tokyo|
|Original run||July 2014 – October 2014|
Aoi Honō (アオイホノオ, lit. "Blue Blazes") is a Japanese coming-of-age manga series written and illustrated by Kazuhiko Shimamoto. It is a fictionalized account of his time as a student at the Osaka University of Arts, which he attended alongside Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Yamaga, and Takami Akai. It was adapted into a Japanese television drama that aired in July 2014 and ended in October 2014. The live action drama is legally streaming on Viki with English subtitles.
- Yūya Yagira - Moyuru Honō
- Ken Yasuda - Hideaki Anno
- Tsuyoshi Muro - Hiroyuki Yamaga
- Tomoya Nakamura - Takami Akai
- Mizuki Yamamoto - Tonko Morinaga
- Yuina Kuroshima - Hiromi Tsuda
- Kaname Endō - Masahiko Minami
- Gaku Hamada - Toshio Okada
- Kenji Urai - Kentarō Yano
- Yui Ichikawa - Jun Iwase
- Haruna Kojima - Masumi
- Seika Taketomi - Miyuki
- Jirō Satō - MAD Holy
- Toshio Okada - Osamu Tezuka
- Tōru Furuya - Narrator and Katsuya Niimi (Nine)
- Hiromi Tsuru - Yuri Nakao (Nine)
- Makio Inoue - Captain Harlock (Space Pirate Captain Harlock)
- Masako Nozawa - Tetsuro (Galaxy Express 999)
- Masako Ikeda - Maetel (Galaxy Express 999)
- Teruhiko Aoi - Joe Yabuki (Ashita no Joe)
- Hiroko Ushida - Yōko Shiraki (Ashita no Joe)
- Kōichi Yamadera - Captain Juzo Okita, Susumu Kodai and Ryu Hijikata (Space Battleship Yamato)
- Katsumi Toriumi - Masato Wakamatsu (Miyuki)
- Ryōtarō Okiayu - Jun Kenzaki (Ring ni Kakero)
- Kappei Yamaguchi - Nobotta Ōyama (Otoko Oidon)
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