ATASHIn'CHI Family Comedy Manga Gets New TV Anime in October
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The comedy television anime ATASHIn'CHI is getting a new series that will premiere this October. Shin ATASHIn'CHI (New ATASHIn'CHI) will run on the Animax channel, and the original ATASHIn'CHI manga's creator Eiko Kera is writing brand new stories for it.
The official website and Twitter account for ATASHIn'CHI posted a one-panel manga that reveals that the new anime series will be a 30-minute weekly program. According to the manga panel, the voice cast from the previous anime projects will reprise their roles.
The manga follows the everyday life of a high school girl named Mikan (voiced by Fumiko Orikasa) and her family — her homemaker mother (pictured at left, voiced by Kumiko Watanabe ), her salaryman father (Kenichi Ogata), and her younger brother Yuzuhiko (Daisuke Sakaguchi). The manga ran in the Sunday edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun paper for 17 years and 10 months from 1994 until 2012. There are over 10 million copies of the first 17 compiled book volumes.
The manga already inspired a television anime series that aired from 2002 to September of 2009. There was also an ATASHIn'CHI film which premiered in 2003, along with a 40-minute film 3D ATASHIn'CHI film in 2010.