Ichigeki Sacchū!! HoiHoi-san Legacy Video Anime's Release Cancelled
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Japanese publisher ASCII Media Works announced on Friday that it is cancelling its planned release of a video anime adaptation of Kunihiko Tanaka's Ichigeki Sacchū!! HoiHoi-san Legacy manga. The publisher noted that it hard originally pushed back the release date from April 1 to the end of June due to "various circumstances," but then decided to cancel the release altogether. The publisher apologized to those who were looking forward to the release, and thanked fans for their continued support.
The anime was originally scheduled to be released bundled with the first volume of Tanaka's manga, which originally ran in the Dengeki Black Maoh and Dengeki Daioh magazines.
The story revolves around a cute robotic bug exterminator in the future. The official website for the series had revealed the staff for the series last year, and also streamed a trailer for the video anime. Itsuro Kawasaki (Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!, Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan-) was slated to direct the series at Bridge (Mitsudomoe) with Mariko Fujita (Rosario + Vampire, Kämpfer) designing the characters, Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Sgt. Frog, Rosario + Vampire) handling the scripts, and Tomoki Kikuya (Hidamari Sketch, Squid Girl) scoring the music.
Tanaka serialized the original Ichigeki Sacchū!! HoiHoi-san manga in ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine, and ASCII Media Works compiled the series into one book volume. This first manga series already inspired a short anime special, with Rie Kugimiya in the title role and Rie Tanaka as Combat-san, that was bundled with that book volume in 2004. Infinity Studios published that volume without the anime in North America.