Adaptation of manga about subcontractors creating the Animal Kingdom hits Japanese TV in 2021
It's time to get creative, because a new preview video and the main cast have been revealed for Heaven's Design Team (known in Japan as Tenchisozo Design Bu), an upcoming TV anime based on the office comedy manga written by Hebi-Zou and Tsuta Suzuki and illustrated by Tarako about a group of subcontractors that get tasked by God with designing the Animal Kingdom. The new cast members include:
- Kazuhiko Inoue as Tsuchiya.
- Yūichirō Umehara as Kimura.
- Junichi Suwabe as Mizushima.
- Daisuke Kishio as Nakamori.
- Naomi Ohzora as Meido.
- Ryota Takeuchi as Unabara.
- Asuna Tomari as Higuchi.
- Hina Kino as Kenta.
- Ryōta Ōsaka as Yokota.
- Takahiro Mizushima as Mushibu.
- And Naoki Tatsuta as God.
The original Heaven's Design Team manga is serialized in Kodansha's Morning Two manga magazine, and an English language version of the series is published in the U.S. by Kodansha Comics, who describe the story of the series as follows:
In Heaven’s Animal Design Department, designers create a variety of new animals daily while contending with the unreasonable requests of their client: God. Funny, interesting, and full of useful information, this series answers questions such as, “Why can’t unicorns exist?”, “What makes an animal taste delicious?”, “What’s the most powerful creature in the ocean?”, and, “Bird versus snake: who would win?” You won’t believe it’s a manga series when you read up on the featured animals in the included encyclopedia entries. Heaven’s Design Team will make your next trip to the zoo or aquarium 100 times more fun!
Heaven's Design Team is directed by Sôichi Masui and features animation production by Asahi Production. The series is scheduled to broadcast in Japan in 2021.
Copyright notice: © Hebizou & Tsuta Suzuki・Tarako・Kodansha / Heaven's Design Team Production Committee
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