Voice actors Akio Ōtsuka, Kenjiro Tsuda, and Hiro Shimono don animal-themed face paint in the announcement video for Africa no Salaryman (known in English as African Office Worker or Businessmen in Africa), an upcoming TV anime based on the surreal office comedy web comic by Gamu that re-imagines creatures native to the continent of Africa as office workers in modern-day Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
A Polar Bear in Love, a mini-anime based on the "beast love" manga by Koromo, is returning to Japanese theaters for another round of animated shorts, and this time voice actor Tetsuya Kakihara is joining the cast as a good-natured Emperor penguin named Cathy. Hit the jump to learn more.
It's a jungle out there in modern corporate life, and what better way to recognize this than with a new work based on Africa no Salaryman (known as African Office Worker or Businessmen in Africa in English), a surreal office comedy web manga by Gamu that re-imagines animals native to Africa as white-collar employees. Hit the jump to learn more.
Manga artist Toshiya Wakabayashi (Tsuredure Children) has a new 4-panel comic entitled Shiawase Kanako no Koroshiya Seikatsu ("Kanako's Life as an Assassin") about a frustrated office lady stumbling into a new job as a professional hitman, and to celebrate the new work, Wakabayashi has adapted the first chapter into a motion comic using their own voice for all the dialog and sound effects. Hit the jump to learn more.
The wait is finally over. It has been 13 months since the anime project based on Shogo Sugitani (aka Ningen Plamo)'s Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san/Pompo: The Cinéphile web manga was announced when its first tankobon volume was released in Japan. On the release day of its second volume, KADOKAWA posted a 15-second anime CM on its official YouTube anime channel.
A Polar Bear in Love, a mini-anime based on the B.L. ("beast love") manga by Koromo about a lonely and amorous polar bear who becomes infatuated with a harp seal who think he's about to become dinner, is returning to theaters in Japan in the Fall season of 2018, and a new romantic rival has appeared. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ship girl mobile game Azur Lane has a devoted fan following, and now the game is giving something back. Two lucky artists in a new Pixiv competition will get to see their art appear in the game, and take home some prize money on top of that! Find out more about the event after the jump.
Things are heating up in the frozen Arctic in a web-exclusive short for Koi Suru Shirokuma ("A Polar Bear Falls in Love"), a petite anime based on the humorous web manga by Koromo about a male polar bear who falls head over heels for a male harp seal. Hit the jump to check it out.
Great news for all you working stiffs out there: Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san ("Mr. Honda, the Skeleton Book Store Clerk"), a popular web comic about a frazzled skeleton working in a book store and dealing with everything from rabid fujoshi to strange foreign tourists, is being adapted into an anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kadokawa today confirmed that an anime project based on Shogo Sugitani (aka Ningen Plamo)'s Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san/Pompo: The Cinéphile web manga is now in the works. The news was also revealed on the wraparound jacket band of its tankobon released just today in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
Pixiv, one oft he most popular Japanese online community for manga artists and illustrators, started a contest to recruit an artist for the sequel to Megumi Tachikawa's Kaitou Saint Tail/Mysterious Thief Saint Tail shoujo manga series. The sequel is guaranteed to be serialized in a magazine of Kodansha. Hit the jump for more details.
Africa no Salaryman (known in English as African Officer Worker or Businessmen in Africa), an everyday salaryman comedy web manga about office workers who also happen to be animals native to the continent of Africa, is being adapted into a short-form anime that will be distributed on Production I.G's "Tate Anime" smart phone app beginning on June 05, 2017. Hit the jump to be king of the jungle.
The Koi Suru Shirokuma ("A Polar Bear Falls in Love") series of theatrical anime shorts is continuing at 50 select movie theaters in Japan, and to celebrate the release of the 2nd episode of this unlikely BL ("beast love") story between a male polar bear and a male seal, the official website for the series has updated with a new key visual. Hit the jump to check it out.
Who was this year's big winner in Ani Motozukuri's original content category? An abusive A.I. who sweared at more than a quarter of a million Pixiv users. Motoko, part of Project SAMANTHA, was made by a collaboration from Sony, ILU Japan, and manga creator mebae. Hit the jump to learn more about her!
Voice actors Yūichirō Umehara and Natsuki Hanae are reprising their roles as a male polar bear and a male seal for an original audio drama CD of Koi Suru Shirokuma ("A Polar Bear Falls in Love"), a B.L. ("beast love") comedy manga by Koromo. Hit the jump to learn more.