Comical Psychosomatic Medicine Manga Gets Anime
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
This year's 21st issue of Shonengahosha's Young King magazine is announcing on Tuesday that an anime adaptation of Yū Yūki's Manga de Wakaru Shinryōnaika (Comical Psychosomatic Medicine) manga has been green-lit. The announcement includes the anime's first visual.
Yūki is a psychiatrist who began irregularly serializing the manga as a web comic on his Yū Mental Clinics' website in 2009. The illustrator Sō provides the gag comedy's art. Young King began publishing the series in 2010 and released the first compiled volume that same year. The 11th compiled volume shipped in June, and the manga has three million copies in print.
The manga's story centers on the psychologist Ryō and his nurse Asuna. The pair explain aspects of mental illness through a series of loosely connected cases that usually conclude in one manga chapter. With a light-hearted tone, the doctor helps readers understand conditions such as depression, adjustment disorder, and Asperger syndrome.
The manga's seventh volume bundled a drama CD starring Wataru Hatano (Fairy Tail, No-Rin, Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!) as Ryō and Ai Kayano (Terra Formars, Selector Spread Wixoss, Guilty Crown) as Asuna. Miho Arakawa (Penguindrum, Girl Friend BETA, Magica Wars) and Chiaki Omigawa (Hidamari Sketch, Seitokai Yakuindomo, Soul Eater) played Asuna's sisters Iyashi and Himeru, respectively.
Yūki and Sō also collaborated on the Otona no 1 Page Shinrigaku comedy psychology manga.