Himōto! Umaru-chan's 5th Mini Anime Episode Parodies Ranger/Sentai Shows
posted on by Egan Loo
Toho Animation began streaming the fifth episode of the Himōto! Umaru-chan mini anime series, "Himōto! Umaru-chanS," on Monday. The stream is available for 24 hours.
In the video, the girls transform into the costumed heroes Umaru Red, Kirie Black, Sylphin Blue, and Ebina Pink in Imōto Sentai Umarugers, a parody of Super Sentai or Ranger shows.
Toei is also streaming preview videos of the Himōto! Umaru-chan Character Song Vol. 3 (Kirie Motoba) and 4 (Sylphinford Tachibana). Both CDs go on sale on September 16.
Toho Animation has been streaming one new mini episode a week as a commercial for the anime's first Blu-ray and DVD box sets. 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.
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.