Tatsuki Pulls a Swerve! The Latest Irodori TV Anime is Hentatsu!

Series of animated shorts gets new life as a short-form TV series on Tokyo MX and other stations

Neko and Oni share a cup of tea at a trendy cafe in Nakano Broadway in a scene from the Hentatsu short film series.


Although it appeared that director Tatsuki (KemurikusaKemono Friends Season 1) was hinting at a TV anime adaptation for his short animated film series Keifuku-san with an earlier tease, it's now been officially announced that the newest work by Tatsuki and independent animation studio Irodori is in fact an adaptation of Hentatsu, a short animated film series about an oni and a cat-girl palling around Nakano Broadway.


The staff for Hentatsu includes:


  • Director and such: Tatsuki
  • Animation and such: Yoshihisa Isa
  • Fine arts and such: Yūko Shirouzu


The staff for Hentatsu includes:


  • Kaoru Takasugi as Oni ("Demon").
  • Mai Kadowaki as Neko ("Cat").
  • And Aniplex as Oto ("Sound").


A key visual for the Hentatsu TV anime, featuring Oni and Neko touring Nakano Broadway.


An official website for Hentatsu has also been published. The tagline for the series translates as: "A demon, a cat, and tea and such."



Hentatsu broadcasts on Saturdays around the 23:57 time slot (11:57pm JST) on Tokyo MX, Gunma Television, Tochigi TV, and BS11. Tatsuki has also uploaded the first TV episode, in which Oni and Neko speculate what their new series will be like, to Twitter (above).


Source: Official Tatsuki Twitter feed (@irodori7)


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