Dr. Ramune will be doing the rounds on Crunchyroll in January
The doctor is in, though I doubt he’d be your first choice in practitioners. A TV anime of Aho Toro’s Dr. Ramune Mysterious Disease Specialist has been revealed during Virtual Crunchyroll Expo today and will be hitting Japanese screens in January 2021 and streaming on Crunchyroll soon after its TV broadcast. Alongside the reveal is the announcement of the lead voice actors and staff, and key visual.
Helming the series is director Hideaki Ooba (episode director on BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS), with Ayumu Hisao (Devils’ Line) looking after the series composition, Yoko Sato (Dog & Scissors) drawing the character designs. Dr. Ramune Mysterious Disease Specialist will be produced at Platinum Vision (Devils’ Line).
Here’s a synopsis for the series:
As long as hearts exist inside people, there will always be those who suffer.
And then something "strange" enters their mind and causes a strange disease to manifest itself in the body.
The illness, which is called a "mystery disease" is unknown to most, but certainly exists.
There is a doctor and apprentice who fights the disease, which modern medicine cannot cure.
His name is Ramune.
He acts freely all the time, is foul-mouthed, and doesn’t even look like a doctor!
However, once he is confronted with the mysterious disease, he is able to quickly uncover the root cause of his patients' deep-seated distress and cure them.
And beyond that...
The character art and biographies for the main duo were also released alongside the voice actors:
Yuma Uchida (Kyo Soma in Fruits Basket 2019) as Ramune:
Ramune is a doctor who specializes in treating patients with "mystery diseases," which are caused when something "strange" sneaks into the hearts of the weak-minded.
He is a foul-mouthed physician who is rude to most and very rarely understands the atmosphere around him.
Though, he is a very skilled doctor who can quickly identify the root cause of any strange illness.
But because he always puts his patients first, he tries not to treat them too harshly.
Takuma Nagasuka (Sasaki in FLCL Alternative) as Kero:
Kero is a junior high school student who works as Ramune's assistant. He has good judgment and motor skills as well as a rational mind.
It’s hard to understand his mood due to having a poker face and is always having to play the straight man when Ramune says or does anything.
Kero trusts Ramune's skills as a specialist of mystery diseases completely. He has a rational mind and strong judgment.
Dr. Ramune Mysterious Disease Specialist is scheduled to start saving patients in January 2021 on Crunchyroll worldwide, except for Asia!
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.