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Cherry Arai's Sansha Sanyō 4-Panel Manga Gets Anime Adaptation

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Comedy series about 3 female high school students with different personalities launched in 2003

The cover of the October issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazine is revealing on Wednesday that Cherry Arai's Sansha Sanyō four-panel manga is getting an anime adaptation. The announcement does not specify the format of the anime.

The comedy manga follows the everyday life of three very different high school students, all of whom have the kanji for "leaf" in their name. ("Sansha Sanyō" is a Japanese idiom that means three people who have different personalities to the other two, but the manga's title replaces the final kanji in the idiom with the kanji for "leaf.") Futaba Odagiri is incredibly energetic but is also a glutton. Teru Hayama looks like an angel but she is really a demonic class president. Yōko Nishikawa is the daughter of family that used to be a member of the upper class, but after her father's company went bankrupt, they became poor.

Arai launched the series in Manga Time Kirara in its February 2003 issue, and Houbunsha published the 11th compiled volume in August 2014.

Arai's Engaged to the Unidentified (Mikakunin de Shinkōkei) comedy four-panel manga previously inspired a television anime series that premiered in January 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video in February.

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