Sentai Filmworks Licenses Himōto! Umaru-chan Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the anime Himouto! Umaru-chan. The company plans to release the series digitally and on home video.
The series premiered on Wednesday and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs.
Himōto! Umaru-chan adapts Sankaku Head's manga of the same name.
The 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.