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Anime TV Ad for Yugami-kun ni wa Tomodachi ga Inai Manga Posted

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
A-1 Pictures produced 30-second ad starring Madoka Yonezawa, Kouki Uchiyama

Shogakukan is currently streaming an animated commercial to promote Jun Sakura's Yugami-kun ni wa Tomodachi ga Inai (He Does Not Have Any Friends) manga.

The 30-second commercial features Madoka Yonezawa (White Album 2, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream) as Chihiro Watanuki and Kouki Uchiyama (Soul Eater, Shiki) as Yūji Yugami. A-1 Pictures (The [email protected], Sword Art Online) produced the animation for the commercial. (Note: The manga is not getting an anime adaptation. The animated commercial is just an advertisement for the manga itself.)

In the ad, Chihiro says "Yugami, the person who sits next to me is a little... I mean very different. He's always happily spending his time alone." Then Yugami says, "Hey, you should make some friends. For women it's important to become a part of a group. As for me, things like friends are completely unnecessary." Chihiro then thinks, "He isn't a bad person... probably."

The story of the comedy manga revolves around Yūji Yugami and Chihiro Watanuki, who sit next to each other in class. Unfortunately for Chihiro, the transfer student Yūji is weird... extremely weird. Even though he's the ace of the baseball club, he hasn't adapted to the club at all. He also stands apart from the rest of the class, but seems completely satisfied with being alone.

Sakura launched the manga in Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday S magazine in the magazine's July 2012 issue, and the manga switched over to Weekly Shonen Sunday as of the 48th issue in October. Sakura is publishing the manga once a month in Weekly Shonen Sunday. Shogagukan shipped the third compiled book volume in Japan in October.

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