Comic Artist and His Assistants Anime Slated for Spring
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The television anime adaptation of Hiroyuki's Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to (The Comic Artist and His Assistants) manga will premiere this spring.
Takeshi Furuta (Giant Killing, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE episode director) will direct the series, Aki Itami (Flowers of Evil, Mushi-Shi) will write the scripts, and Hitomi Tsuruta (The Knight in the Area) will design the characters. Animation studio ZEXCS (D.C. ~Da Capo~, Flowers of Evil, Say, "I Love You".) will produce the series.
The manga tells the story of professional manga artist Yūki Aito and his professional/personal relationship with his assistant Sahoto Ashisu and other staffers.
The four-panel slice-of-life comic began in 2008 and ended last year. Hiroyuki began the series again under the title Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to 2 in August. The 10th compiled volume shipped last year.
Another manga by Hiroyuki, Doujin Work, also inspired a television anime.