Gokicha/Cockroach Girls Manga Gets Mobile Phone Anime
posted on 2011-01-22 17:15 EST by Egan Loo
Rui Tamachi's Gokicha (Cockroach Girls) dōjinshi manga about an anthropomorphized cockroach is being adapted by movic into an anime for mobile phones. Tamachi (also written as Tamati) released the manga under the dōjin (self-published) circle name Rui-Tomo at the Comic Market 77 event in December of 2009. The title character Gokicha is a cockroach (gokiburi in Japanese) who came to the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido from Tokyo's Kanto area to look for a human friend.
The first dōjinshi manga about Gokicha was titled "!!," and the second volume, "!!!," shipped at Comic Market 78 last August. Nerd-Goods.com already sells a t-shirt based on the character.
According to the advertising for the mobile phone anime, Mamiko Noto will voice Gokicha and Rie Kugimiya will voice her friend Chaba.