Adaptation of the popular manga series will be airing in 2020
The first “full-body” character visual of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun’s main ghostly character, Hanako, was unveiled at the Hanako-kun booth at Animate Girls Festival 2019 on October 9. After the announcement of the anime adaptation in the April 2019 issue of Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine, and the first key visual of the series on July 7, the below image is latest anime visual for the upcoming series.
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun currently runs in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine since June 2014. Yen Press releases the English version of the manga series and describes the first volume as such:
"Hanako-san, Hanako-san...are you there?" At Kamome Academy, rumors abound about the school's Seven Mysteries, one of which is Hanako-san. Said to occupy the third stall of the third floor girls' bathroom in the old school building, Hanako-san grants any wish when summoned. Nene Yashiro, an occult-loving high school girl who dreams of romance, ventures into this haunted bathroom...but the Hanako-san she meets there is nothing like she imagined! Kamome Academy's Hanako-san...is a boy!
The anime series will be animated at Lerche (Assassination Classroom, given), with Masaomi Ando (SCHOOL-LIVE!, Scum’s Wish) directing the adaption, Yasuhiro Nakanishi (KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju) penning the scripts, Mayuka Ito (chief animation director on Hakumei and Mikochi) designing the characters, and Yuji Higa as the animation producer for Lerche.
It was also announced that during Comic Market 96 in late December the series will be giving out free pocket tissues that “can be flushed down the toilet.” A visual with two more hidden character reveals was also unvieled alongside Hanako.
Source: Comic Natalie
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