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Ami Koshimizu Joins Himōto Umaru-chan TV Anime's Cast

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime series premiered in Japan on Wednesday

This year's 32nd issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine announced on Thursday that the television anime adaptation of Sankaku Head's Himōto! Umaru-chan manga has cast Ami Koshimizu (Kill la Kill's Ryuuko Matoi, Persona 4's Yukiko Amagi) as Kanau.

The magazine describes the character as "the beautiful and excellent boss of the disappointing Taihei."

The original sibling gag comedy manga centers around Umaru (voiced by Aimi Tanaka), Taihei's (Kenji Nojima) 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 Dogakobo (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 series premiered in Japan on Wednesday. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan.

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