Adaptation of romantic comedy manga by Mao Nanami heads to Nippon TV's "AnichU" programming block
Romance in real life is more complicated than in 2D media, or at least that's the premise in 3D Kanojo: Real Girl, an upcoming TV anime based on the romantic comedy manga by Mao Namami about an introverted high school boy who finds himself the object of affection of a popular high school girl.
3D Kanojo: Real Girl is part of Nippon TV's "AnichU" programming block, and it will broadcast in Japan on Wednesdays during the 25:59 time slot (actually at 1:59 AM JST on Thursday morning) beginning on April 03, 2018. The series will also be digitally distributed in Japan on NTV on Demand, d Anime Store, and Hulu beginning on April 04, 2018.
The 3D Kanojo: Real Girl TV anime is directed by Takashi Naoya and features animation by Hoods Entertainment. The original manga was serialized from 2011 - 2016 in Kodansha's Dessert Shōjo manga magazine, and an English language version is also available from Kodansha Comics under the title Real Girl. Kodansha Comics describes the story as follows:
Hikari Tsutsui (a.k.a “Tsuttsun”) is a high school student who is content with his virtual life of anime and video games. One day, he gets stuck cleaning the pool with Iroha, a real live girl who is stylish, sassy and known to be easy with boys … and she aggressively approaches him! Tsuttsun, who has few friends and lives in his own world, finds himself smitten by the confident and wild Iroha … and his whole world is turned upside down!! It’s the awkward and pure love story of a boy who experiences relationship for the first time.
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