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The Hired Gun/Koroshiya-san 4-Panel Manga Gets Anime Shorts

posted on by Egan Loo
Masahide Ichijō & Chiku's gag comedy of best hit man in Japan

An anime adaptation of writer Masahide Ichijō and artist Chiku's four-panel manga The Hired Gun (Koroshiya-san) has been green-lit.

The comedy story follows the title character, who is regarded by himself and others as the best hit man in Japan. He goes by the motto, "If I have an assignment, I will kill anything." However, his "killing" assignments have expanded to include everything from summer vacation homework to housekeeping. "The hit man never fails to kill the target. Though he does not aim to, he also never misses the laughter."

Ai Ikegaya, the director and producer of the Beelzebub anime's spinoff video short project Hashire! Beru-bō Keiji!, is directing the anime shorts at the Flash animation studio OperaHouse. The manga launched in Futabasha's Manga Action magazine in 2004, and Futabasha published the fourth volume in 2009. That same year, the manga inspired a drama CD.

Source: MoCa

Image © 2013 Tama-Chiku/Futabasha, The Hired Gun Production Committee

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