Comical Psychosomatic Medicine Anime's 1st Promo Streamed

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Shinichiro Miki, Yurika Endō explain mental health issues in February web anime

The official website for the web anime of Yū Yūki's Manga de Wakaru Shinryōnaika (Comical Psychosomatic Medicine) manga began streaming the first promotional video on Monday.

Narrator: The manga series has printed over three million copies! The world's first mental health manga gets an anime! Each episode has about five minutes of short gag stories! Depression, ED, wishes to become female, dementia, paranoia, pedophilia. You can learn about all these mental health issues while laughing!
Nurse: I wonder if we can get people to understand this anime is actually seriously trying to teach people about mental health...
Doctor: It'd be great if we could...
Narrator: People who do and don't know, head to the official site!

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 cast includes Shinichiro Miki as Ryō Shinnai (fourth from left in image below), Yurika Endō as Asuna Kangoshi (fifth), Yōko Hikasa as Iyashi Kangoshi (third), Maaya Uchida as Himeru Kangoshi (seventh), and Kenichi Ogata as Sukizō Kangoshi (sixth).

The anime will be distributed on the series' website starting in February.

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 seventh volume bundled a drama CD starring Wataru Hatano (Fairy Tail, No-Rin, Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!) as Ryō and Ai Kayano (Terraformars, 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.

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