Corporate Work is Childish in General Manager of Baby TV Anime

Adaptation of Sachiko Takeuchi's surreal comedy web comic hits NHK General TV in March of 2021

A banner image for the upcoming Aka-chan Honbuchou TV anime, featuring the titular boss baby General Manager Takeda dressed in a pink romper and his three salaryman subordinates posing while surrounded by diapers, bottles, and children's cups.


If you've ever felt like your company was being run by an infant, you're not alone, because Aka-chan Honbuchou (known as "General Manager of Baby" in English) - a surreal comedy web comic by Sachiko Takeuchi about a 47 year old executive who reverts back to being a baby one day - is being adapted into a short form TV anime that will broadcast on NHK General TV in March of 2021.


The main staff for the Aka-chan Honbuchou includes:


  • Official theme song: "Mata Ashita Aimashou" ("Let's Meet Again Tomorrow"), lyrics and composition by Kenichi Maeyamada, performance by Hyadain
  • Animation production: Tomovies
  • Production: NHK Enterprises
  • Production & copyright: NHK Telecom staff


Additionally, actor Ken Yasuda provides the voice of General Manager Takeda, the titutar boss baby.


General Manager Takeda, a 47 year old executive transformed into a baby, yells at his three subordinates in a scene from the upcoming Aka-chan Honbuchou TV anime.


The original Aka-chan Honbuchou web comic was published from 2017 - 2020. The story of the series follows General Manager Takeda, a 47 year old office executive who suddenly reverts into an eight month old baby one day. With the help of his subordinates, General Manager Takeda continues to do his middle management job.


While General Manager Takeda naps, his three subordinate gather for an after-work meal and some drinks at a traditional Japanese food stand in a scene from the upcoming Aka-chan Honbuchou TV anime.


The Aka-chan Honbuchou TV anime will run for 8 episodes, with each episode being approximately 5 minutes in length. All 8 episodes will broadcast on NHK General TV from 24:40 - 25:20 on March 28, 2021. (Please note that since some Japanese TV schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming of the previous day, the above time frame is actually from 12:40 - 1:20am JST on March 29, 2021).


Source: Anime! Anime!


Copyright notice: © Sachiko Takeuchi・Kodansha / NHK・NEP・Telecom staff


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Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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