Asobi Asobase Comedy TV Anime Premieres on July 8
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of the television anime of Rin Suzukawa's Asobi Asobase (Play and Let Play) manga revealed the anime's July 8 premiere on Friday. The anime will premiere on AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, and BS 11 on July 8, followed by Sun TV and TV Aichi on July 10.
Seiji Kishi (Persona 4: The Animation, Danganronpa The Animation, Tsukigakirei) is directing the anime at Lerche, with Yū Kinome (School-Live, Scum's Wish episode director) as assistant director. Yuuko Kakihara (Persona 4: The Animation, Chihayafuru 2, Tsukigakirei) is in charge of series scripts. Keiko Kurosawa (Re:␣Hamatora, Scum's Wish, Konohana Kitan) is designing the characters. KUSANAGI (Non Non Biyori, Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW, Princess Principal) is drawing the backgrounds. Morita Editing Room is handling the editing. Satoki Iida (Angel Beats!, Persona 4: The Animation, Tsukigakirei) is the sound director, and Masato Kōda (Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova, KonoSuba, Knight's & Magic) is composing the music. Yūji Higa (Magical Girl Raising Project, Scum's Wish, Konohana Kitan) is the animation producer.
The "surreal gag" comedy manga revolves around three classmates who play traditional hand games, board games, and card games. Kasumi is smart, serious, and is good at games, but hates them because she always lost to her older sister and was forced to do chores while growing up. She is also extremely bad at English. Olivia is a beautiful girl of American descent, but was raised in Japan, and she only pretends to be bad at Japanese. Hanako is a girl who wears her hair in pigtails and has a bright personality, but still can't manage to become the kind of normal person she wants to be.
Suzukawa launched the manga on Hakusensha's Young Animal Densi manga website in 2015, but moved it to the Manga Park website in August 2017 after Young Animal Densi shut down. Hakusensha published the manga's fifth volume on January 26, and will publish the sixth volume on June 29.