Series based on the popular manga series will be starting January 8
On November 9, TBS announced a torrent of news for the upcoming Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun anime which will be starting its broadcast in Japan on January 8, 2020. Alongside the first PV for the show, the voice actors for the three main characters were announced with the full body character art as well a special early screening at Grand Cinema Sunshine in the heart of Ikebukuro.
A key visual for Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun was also released:
Hanako-kun will be voiced by Megumi Ogata
Nene Yashiro will be voiced by Akari Kitou
Kou Minamoto will be voiced by Shoya Chiba
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun has been running 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) will be penning the scripts, and Mayuka Ito (chief animation director on Hakumei and Mikochi) is designing the characters, with Yuji Higa serving as the animation producer for Lerche.
A special early screening of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun’s first episode will be held at Grand Cinema Sunshine on December 29, ahead of its January 8 TV release. Tickets will be given out via a lottery system which can be applied for from November 19 until December 9, with the results being released on December 12.
Source: Comic Natalie
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