3rd Lovely Muco! Anime's Cast, October Premiere Revealed

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Satoshi Hino replaces Shinichi Tanioka as Komatsu in series about pet dog

This year's 16th issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine revealed more details on Tuesday for the third anime based on Takayuki Mizushina's Itoshi no Muco (Lovely Muco!) manga. The show's official website is also launching on Tuesday.

The third anime will premiere in Japan on TV Tokyo in October.

The show's cast is as follows:

Satoshi Hino as Komatsu-san
Hitomi Yoshida as Muco

Sumire Uesaka as Rena-chan
Junji Majima as Ushikō-san

Keiji Fujiwara as Bōda-san
Kaori Nazuka as Shinohara-san

Yu Kobayashi as Tamaki-kun

Hiroki Takahashi as Mutō-sensei

Shinichi Tanioka played Komatsu-san in the previous two series, and Mizuki Sano played Ushikō-san.

The manga depicts the life of the pet dog Muco and his owner Komatsu, who lives in his glass-making workshop in the mountains.

The manga already inspired two seasons of the Lovely Movie: Itoshi no Muco anime shorts on Fuji TV. The first season ran for 21 episodes from July to December 2013, and the second season ran for 22 episodes from April to October last year. Takenori Mihara helmed both seasons in Douga Kubo.

Mizushina launched the manga in Kodansha's Evening magazine in 2011. The manga ranked #6 on the 2013 list of "Top 15 Recommended Manga by Bookstores." Mizushina's earlier four-panel manga Kemono to Chat also inspired an anime.

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