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Himouto! Umaru-chan's Ebina Gets Spinoff Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Character ranked 1st in popularity poll

Himouto! Umaruchan manga creator Sankaku Head announced over Twitter on Monday that Umaru's friend Ebina will get her own spinoff manga at the end of November. The series, tentatively titled Akita Imokko! Ebina-chan (Akita Native Little Sister Ebina-chan), will run on the Nico Nico Seiga website and other platforms.

Ebina ranked first in a character popularity poll on Nico Nico Seiga. The results of the poll went up on Monday to accompany the announcement of the spinoff manga. Rounding out the top ten are, in order: Kirie, Taihei, Sylphynford, Umaru (at home), Umaru (at school), Manager Kanau, Umaru (UMR), Nekoronbus, and Hikari.

The sibling gag comedy manga centers around Umaru, Taihei's 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.

Sankaku Head launched the manga in Weekly Young Jump in 2013 (after running an earlier two-chapter Himōto! Umaru-chan! version in Miracle Jump in 2012), and Shueisha published the seventh compiled book volume on Monday.

The anime adaptation premiered on July 8 and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series.

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