TV anime based on dark comedy manga by Gaku Kuze is currently broadcasting in Japan and streaming on Funimation
If you'd like a chance to sing and dance along with the cast and crew of the Together with Maman children's TV program, now's your opportunity, because creditless versions of the opening and ending animations have been published for Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan, a currently airing TV anime adaptation based on the dark comedy manga by Gaku Kuze about a young man whose dark and cynical personality clashes with his job as a gymnastics teacher on a popular kid's TV show.
The opening theme, entitled "ABC Taisou" ("ABC Gymnastics"), is performed in-character by Iketeru Oniisan (CV: Mamoru Miyano) and Utano Oneesan (CV: Nana Mizuki). The ending theme, entitled "Dream on", is performed by Mamoru Miyano.
The original Uramichi Oniisan manga is serialized in Ichijinsha's comic POOL digital magazine, and an English language version is also published by Kodansha Comics under the title Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan. Funimation describes the story of the Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan TV anime as follows:
Being an adult is hard. For 31-year-old Uramichi Omota, that depressing truth weighs on him. While on TV, he’s an upbeat exercise instructor for a children’s show, but sometimes he can’t keep his sardonic comments to himself. Even his coworkers, a pair of mascots and a singing duo, keep revealing the plight of adulthood on air. Regardless, they’re working through it one a day at a time.
Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan is directed by Nobuyoshi Nagayama and features animation production by Studio Blanc.. The series is currently broadcasting in Japan, and it is also being distributed in the United States via Funimation as part of their summer 2021 anime simulcast lineup.
Copyright notice: © Gaku Kuze・Ichijinsha / "Uramichi Oniisan" Production Committee
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