Manga author: "I can't wait to watch the anime with the readers and share the excitement with them."
It is officially announced today that the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Tsukiya's The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting comedy manga is set to premiere in Japan in 2022.
And Yoshimasa Hosoya (Azumane Asahi in Haikyu!!) and Misaki Watada (Hikari Yagami in Digimon Adventure:) will voice the anime's two leading characters, Toru Kirishima and Yaeka Sakuragi. the two will reprise their roles in the drama CD that was bundled with the special edition of the manga's third volume released in January 2020.
Message from Yoshimasa Hosoya:
When I read the original manga, I felt that the author created what she wanted to create, with her own will, in the way she wanted. I'm really happy to be able to be involved with such a work that has received so much attention and has been made into an anime, and to have the opportunity to let more people know about it. I'm sure it will be a wonderful work that will make people feel the kind characters in an adorable and sweet way. I would be very happy if many people could see it.
Message from Misaki Watada:
I'm Misaki Watada, and I will be playing the role of Yaeka Sakuragi. I've played the role of Yaeka in advertisements and the drama CD before, and that's when I started following the original manga. I've always loved this work because it expresses everything from comedic scenes to the characters' lives and delicate emotions. 'The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting' in animation. I'm sure it will reach deep into the heart of each one of you and become something precious to you. I'm happy to be able to spend time with the yakuza boss' daughter again. Please look forward to the broadcast.
Message from the manga's author Tsukiya:
It's literally just a dream for me to have my manga made into an anime, so ever since the decision was made to make it into an anime, I've been feeling like it's unreal. While thinking about how I wouldn't have believed this reality when I was writing the afterword for the first volume, now I'm chewing on the joy of having made it this far.
It was an incredibly luxurious and valuable experience for me to work remotely while listening to the voice recording session, and I was very moved to see how the cast and production staff at the site were so dedicated to making the Kumicho Musume anime. I can't wait to watch the anime with the readers and share the excitement with them.
A teaser visual inspired by the cover of the manga's first volume is revealed:
- Director: Itsuro Kawasaki (Sengoku BASARA)
- Series Composition: Keiichiro Oochi (The Quintessential Quintuplets)
- Character Design: Hiromi Ogata (Mini Toji)
- Music: Takuro Iga (Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me)
- Animation Production: feel. / GAINA
The original manga Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari was first serialized on the webcomic site Comic Ride Pixiv since June 2018, then and moved to Comic ELMO in May 2020. So far six tnkobon volumes have been released in Japan and the total number of copies in circulation has exceeded 500,000. Its English edition has been released by Kaiten Books under the title The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting since February 2021. The publisher describes its synopsis as below:
WHO’S YOUR NANNY? Kirishima Toru is the right-hand man of the Sakuragi crime family. For him, the job is a perfect excuse to let his violent instincts run wild, earning him the nickname “the Demon of Sakuragi”. It seems like nothing will stand in the way of his vicious nature. But then one day, he receives an assignment like never before from the boss—babysitting his daughter! This is the heartwarming (or is it bloodcurdling?) story of a little girl and her yakuza caretaker!
Manga 1st and 6th volume cover:
Source: Bushiroad press release
©Tsukiya, MICRO MAGAZINE/The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting Production Committee