Gorilla Gal and Lion Gal Join the Pack in African Office Worker TV Anime

Adaptation based on manga by Gamu hits Japanese airwaves in October of 2019

A character visual featuring Gorimi, a gorilla gal, and her background data for the African Officer Worker TV anime.

 

We're ready to go bananas for the two new cast members that have been revealed for African Office Worker (known as Africa no Salaryman in Japan, and alternatively as Businessmen in Africa in English), an upcoming TV anime based on the manga by Gamu that re-imagines various animal species native to the continent of Africa as modern-day employees in a Japanese-style company. The new cast members include:

 

Shishimura, a lioness gal wearing a sailor suit and a ribbon in her hair.

 

Eri Kitamura as Shishimura, a high school girl who dresses in the "gyaru" fashion. Shishimura is "best friends forever" with Gorimi. Her head featuring both sharp fangs and a cute ribbon is Shishimura's version of "gap moe", and she refers to herself in the first person as "aashi".

 

Gorimi, a gorilla gal wearing a sailor suit and a ribbon in her hair.

 

And Yui Ogura as Gorimi, a high school girl who dresses in "gyaru" fashion. Gorimi is "best friends forever" with Shishimura. The contrast between the cute ribbon on her head and her intense, powerful glare is Gorimi's version of "kawaii", and she refers to herself in the first person as "achishi".

 

Additionally, the ending theme for African Officer Worker, entitled "White Collar Elegy" is performed by Akio Ōtsuka, who also provides the voice of Lion. "White Collar Elegy" will be released as a single in Japan on November 06, 2019.

 

 

African Office Worker is directed by Tetsuya Tatamitani and features animation production by HOTZIPANG. The series will broadcast in Japan on Tokyo MX and other stations beginning in October of 2019. African Office Worker was previously adapted in 2017 into a mini-anime with animation production by Production I.G for the "Anime Beans" smart phone app.

 

Sources:

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Hime poses for a Crunchyroll ad banner.

 

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Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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