The adaptation of Sou Hamayumiba (HaNaYaMaTa) manga was scheduled for July 2020
The girls from the "Fruit Tart" idol group have to wait a little longer to start raising funds for their dormitory as the TV anime adaptation of Sou Hamayumiba's (HaNaYaMaTa) manga series Dropout Idol Fruit Tart will now be premiering on Japanese TV screens in October, rather than the previously announced July due to the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on animation production.
The Dropout Idol Fruit Tart TV anime will be directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Please Tell Me! Galko-chan) with animation produced at studio feel. Dropout Idol Fruit Tart has been serialized in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Carat seinen manga magazine since November 2014.
The story of Dropout Idol Fruit Tart follows Ino Sakura, a 1st-grade high school student who travels to Tokyo with dreams of becoming an idol. There she moves into a dormitory-style house for entertainers known as "Mouse Manor" and befriends Roko Sekino, a formerly popular child actress, Hayu Nukui, a musician, and Nina Maehara, a model. When "Mouse Manor" is threatened with being torn down, the girls form a new idol unit called "Fruit Tart" and attempt to challenge the entertainment industry in order to raise funds to protect their home.
An official broadcast date for when Dropout Idol Fruit Tart will air in October will be announced on the official Twitter account and website when it has been decided.
Source: Comic Natalie
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