3rd Lovely Muco! TV Anime's Promo Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series premieres October 3

The official YouTube channel for DLE Inc. began streaming a promotional video for the third anime based on Takayuki Mizushina's Itoshi no Muco (Lovely Muco! or Lovely Muuuuuuuco!) manga on Tuesday. The series will premiere on October 3 on TV Tokyo, TV Aichi, and TV Osaka.

Komatsu and Text: In a certain town, in a certain glass-making workshop,
Komatsu: There lives a certain dog. Yes, it's almost here.
Muco: It's almost here! The cheerful and exciting everyday life of Muco and my beloved Komatsu is about to begin!
Komatsu: Hey, Muco!
Muco: I'll pull the loose threads on the towel, and get patted by Komatsu!
Muco: The new series Itoshi no Muco will begin at these times. Everyone, be sure to wa—
Komatsu: I told you not to pull the loose threads on the towel!

The cast includes:

  • 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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