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Sentai Filmworks Licenses The Comic Artist and His Assistants

posted on 2014-04-17 16:00 EDT
Slice of life comedy gets digital and home video release

North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced Thursday that it licensed the slice of life comedy television series The Comic Artist and His Assistants.

Sentai Filmworks will first release the series digitally and then on home video. Crunchyroll began streaming the series on April 7.

The original manga by Hiroyuki tells the story of professional manga artist Yūki Aito and his professional/personal relationship with his assistant Sahoto Ashisu and other staffers.

Takeshi Furuta (Giant Killing, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE episode director) is directing the series, Aki Itami (Flowers of Evil, Mushi-Shi) is writing the scripts, and Hitomi Tsuruta (The Knight in the Area) is designing the characters. Animation studio ZEXCS (D.C. ~Da Capo~, Flowers of Evil, Say, "I Love You".) is producing the series. The idol group StylipS performed the anime's opening theme "Junsui na Fujunbutsu," (A Purely Impure Person) and also performed the ending theme titled "Spica."

The four-panel slice-of-life comic began in 2008 and ended in 2012. Hiroyuki began the series again under the title Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to 2 in August. The 10th and final compiled volume of the original series shipped in 2012.


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