One-Punch Man S1 Director Shingo Natsume Helms Original TV Anime 'Sonny Boy' at Madhouse

A teaser trailer, first visual, and the staff and cast were revealed for a 2021 broadcast

Sonny Boy


Popular anime director Shingo Natsume, best known for his work on One-Punch Man season 1, will be reteaming up with anime studio Madhouse for an original TV anime series scheduled to begin in 2021 titled Sonny Boy. The series will follow third-year high school student Nagara who, along with 36 other students, begin to drift into another dimension and awaken to supernatural abilities. The first teaser trailer was released alongside the first visual (above) and main staff members.



The teaser trailer features the song "Shonen and Shojo" performed by Ging Nang BOYZ and written specifically for the anime series by lead singer and guitarist Kazunobu Mineta.


Alongside Natsume as the original creator, screenwriter, and director is Norifumi Kugai (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) as the animation character designer, who is adapting Hisashi Eguchi's original designs. Eguchi is best known as the original designer for the characters in Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue. Eguchi also drew the teaser visual seen at the top.


Mari Fujino at Studio Pablo (Flowers of Evil) is providing the art direction with Ken Hashimoto (BEASTARS) as the color designer and Akane Fushihara (Boogiepop and Others) as the Director of Photography. Kashiko Kimura (In This Corner of the World) is editing the series with Shoji Hata (Vinland Saga) providing the sound direction. Sonny Boy is being produced at Madhouse.


It has not been revealed when or where Sonny Boy will air in 2021.


Source: Comic Natalie


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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