Kōtarō Kosugi's Locodol Manga Inspires 2nd Video Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
4-panel comedy manga inspired 12-episode TV anime in 2014

The wraparound band on the fourth volume of Kōtarō Kosugi's Futsū no Joshikōsei ga Locodol Yattemita manga is revealing on Wednesday that the manga is inspiring a new original video anime (OVA). The cover did not provide any more details about the project.

In the original manga's story, high school girl Nanako became her town's local idol at the request of her uncle. She and her upperclassman Yukari, a girl who seems perfect but ends up being airheaded, both become idols of their provincial area. They get interviewed (by the town's shopping center), go on television (low-budget cable), and hold concerts (on the roof of the department store). The girls' salaries come from the town's taxes.

The four-panel series inspired the 12-episode Locodol television anime series that premiered in July 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. An OVA episode was bundled with the first Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume in Japan in September, and Crunchyroll streamed the OVA in December.

Kosugi began serializing the manga in Ichijinsha's Manga 4-Koma Palette magazine in 2011.

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