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Himōto! Umaru-chan Anime's 1st Promo Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime about the secret lazy home life of a perfect little sister begins in July

Toho Animation began streaming the first promotional video for Himōto! Umaru-chan on Monday. The video reintroduces the main staff.

Text: A beautiful, intelligent, and perfect high school girl. Umaru Doma.
Text: But
Text: At home...
Text: Eats!
Text: Sleeps!
Text: Goofs off!
Text: A little sister who is proper in public but is lazy at home!!?
Umaru: Himōto! Umaru-chan broadcast is beginning in July, big brother!

The cast includes:

Aimi Tanaka as Umaru Doma, a high school girl who is beautiful and intelligent, but at home is lazy, and surrounds herself in games, anime, and manga. Nobody knows what she's like at home except her brother Taihei.
Yurina Furukawa as Sylphynford Tachibana, Umaru's classmate. She sees Umaru as her rival. Though she acts like a young lady from a good family, she also has a crude side.
Haruka Shiraishi as Kirie Motoba, Umaru's classmate. Because of her reserved personality and eyes that always look like they're staring, she's often left out in class. She's actually just shy.
Akari Kageyama as Nana Ebina, Umaru's classmate. She lives on the first floor of the same apartment as Umaru. She has a shy and gentle personality, but has a strong stomach.

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, she has a certain secret. "Himōto" is a pun on "imōto" (little sister) and "himono," which means "dried fish," but in slang can refer to a woman who is proper in public but lazy at home.

Masahiko Ohta (Yuruyuri, Kotoura-san) is directing 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.

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 published the fifth compiled book volume on March 19.

Update: Character descriptions and images added.

Images © Sankaku Head/Shueisha, Himōto! Umaru-chan Production Committee


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