Masahiko Ohta to Direct Himōto! Umaru-chan Anime at Doga Kobo
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 23rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine will announce the main staff for the upcoming television anime Himōto! Umaru-chan on Thursday. Masahiko Ohta (Yuruyuri, Kotoura-san) will direct the series off scripts by Takashi Aoshima (Yuruyuri, Kotoura-san) at Doga Kobo (Engaged to the Unidentified, Laughing Under the Clouds).
Yasunori Ebina (Yuruyuri, Fruits Basket) is serving as sound director and Aya Takano (Polar Bear's Café) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director.
The sibling gag comedy manga centers around Umaru, Taihei's little sister who boasts beautiful looks as well as prowess in both school and sports. However, "Himōto" (beautiful little sister) has a certain secret.
Sankaku Head launched the manga in Weekly Young Jump in 2013 (after running an earlier two-chapter Himōto! Umaru-chan! version in Miracle Jump in 2012), and Shueisha will publish the fifth compiled book volume on March 19.
The anime will premiere in July.