Studio Blanc (My Girlfriend is Shobitch)-animated comedy is set to premiere this year
In the ten-minute PV for the latest fifth tankobon volume of Gaku Kuze's comedy manga Uramichi Oniisan to be released on May 29, three additional voice cast for its upcoming TV anime adaptation were announced. The TV anime adaptation directed by Nobuyoshi Nagayama (Smile Down the Runway) at Studio Blanc (My Girlfriend is Shobitch) is set to premiere during this year.
Ryohei Kimura (Ryota Kise in Kuroko's Basketball) is cast as Hanbee Kikaku, who belongs to MHK's sales planning department. Kenichi Suzumura (Sougo Okita in Gintama) plays Saito Uebu, who is a member of MHK's digital planning department, and Daisuke Ono (Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler)'s character is Matahiko Nekota, the owner of the bar "CAT KICK."
The manga has been serialized in Pixiv Comi's web manga magazine comic POOL since May 2017 and has printed more than one million copies. Its story centers on 31-year-old Uramichi Omota, who works as a gymnastics instructor in MHK's educational program for children, "Maman to Together" (a parody of NHK Educational TV's long-running program "Okaasan to Issho / Together with Mama"). While he looks a very pleasant man, he is mentally unstable and often shows his off-putting adult dark side to children.
The 1,500-yen special edition of the fifth volume comes with a drama CD newly-written by the manga author featuring its five main voice cast members: Hiroshi Kamiya as Uramichi Omota, Tomokazu Sugita as Tobikichi Usahara, Yuichi Nakamura as Mitsuo Kumatani, Mamoru Miyano as Iketeru Daga, and Nana Mizuki as Utano Tadano.
©Gaku Kuze, Ichijinsha/"Uramichi Oniisan" Production Committee