Satelight Presents Nanbaka Anime on TV This Fall
posted on by Egan Loo
A poster at Satelight's Anime Japan 2016 booth announced this past weekend that the anime adaptation of Shō Futamata's Nanbaka manga will premiere this fall.
The original manga centers around four prisoners: Jūgo, a man who attempted to break out of prison and ended up extending his jail time; Uno, a man who likes to gamble with women; Rokku, a man who likes to get into fights; and Niko, a man who likes anime. Along with their warden Hajime, the high-tension action comedy story unfolds.
Shinji Takamatsu (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, School Rumble, Gintama) is directing the anime, with scripts by Mitsutaka Hirota (The Prince of Tennis II, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation).
Futamata launched the manga on the Comico app in 2013. The first compiled book volume shipped in Japan last November. Crunchyroll digitally published the first volume of the manga in English last December as part of a collaboration with Comico.