Himōto! Umaru-chan's 3rd Mini Anime Episode Streamed
posted on by Egan Loo
Toho Animation began streaming the third episode of the mini anime series "Himōto! Umaru-chanS" on Monday as a commercial for the Himōto! Umaru-chan television anime's first DVD and Blu-ray sets. The stream is available for 24 hours.
In the short, Kirie Motoba joins Umaru and Ebina on an imaginary trip to the sea.
The first Blu-ray and DVD will both contain the first two episodes of the television anime and the first two "Himōto! Umaru-chanS" shorts. They will also include an eye-catch illustration calendar, character song CD, and slipcase by character designer Aya Takano. Both will ship on September 16 in Japan.
Toho also began streaming previews for the character song CDs for Umaru and Ebina:
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.