News Himōto! Umaru-chan TV Anime Casts Kenji Nojima
posted on 2015-05-25 16:50 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine will confirm on Thursday that the television anime adaptation of Sankaku Head's Himōto! Umaru-chan manga has cast Kenji Nojima (Psycho-Pass' Ginoza, Time of Eve's Masaki) as Taihei Doma, the brother of Umaru Doma.
The information previously revealed in an unlinked image on the anime's official website, but the image has since been removed.
The rest of 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.
Toho Animation began streaming the anime's first promotional video last Monday.
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.
Images © Sankaku Head/Shueisha, Himōto! Umaru-chan Production Committee
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