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Himōto! Umaru-chan TV Anime Casts Tetsuya Kakihara, Hiroki Yasumoto

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime about secret lazy home life of perfect little sister premieres on July 8

This year's 27th 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 Tetsuya Kakihara (Log Horizon's Lundellhaus, Fairy Tail's Natsu) as Alex (pictured left) and Hiroki Yasumoto (Yowamushi Pedal's Shingo Kinjō, Bleach's Chad) as Bonba (pictured right).

The issue will additionally announce that the series will premiere on ABC on July 8 at 26:14 (effectively July 9 at 2:14 a.m.). The show will then also premiere on Tokyo MX TV, AT-X, and BS-11 on July 12.

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.

Kenji Nojima as Taihei Doma, a company employee who lives together with his younger sister Umaru. With his kind and methodical personality, he easily handles his job as well as taking care of all the housework for the two of them. He warmly watches over his carefree sister and scolds her as she spends her time lazying around.

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 earlier this month.

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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