Dangerous Jii-san Ja Manga Gets TV Anime in October
posted on 2012-09-12 17:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The television channel Kids Station is listing that Kazutoshi Soyama's Dangerous Jii-san Ja children's gag manga will receive a television anime adaptation starting next month. The first two episodes will air on October 20 at 4:47 a.m. and 4:53 a.m., and two more episodes will air at the same time on subsequent Saturdays.
Takashi Watanabe (Shakugan no Shana, Slayers, Ikki Tousen) is directing the television anime at J.C Staff, and Masahiro Ando (Maple Town Stories) is handling the character designs.
Soyama's "nonsense gag comedy" manga, which runs in Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine, revolves around the relationship between a grandfather and his grandchild.
Daiki Nakamura will star in the anime as Dangerous Grandpa, and Ayumi Tsunematsu will play the grandchild. Shigeru Chiba will play the principal and Tetsuharu Ohta will play Gebe. Hyadain (Kuroko's Basketball, My Ordinary Life) is producing the theme song and the show's music.
ShoPro and JC Staff previously produced a 25-minute original video anime adaptation of the manga that was bundled with a special-edition issue of Coro Coro Comics in July.
The original Dangerous Jii-san manga was adapted into the 51-episode Zettai Zetsumei: Denjarasu Jii-san television anime series in 2004-2005. Viz Media licensed the anime under the name Grandpa Danger in 2006 but never released it on home video.
Thanks to Liam for the news tip.