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J.C. Staff Makes Animated Ad for KenIchi Creator's Tokiwa Kitareri!! Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Manga launched in December 2014

This year's 49th issue of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Shun Matsuena's Tokiwa Kitareri!! manga is getting an animated commercial. J.C. Staff is handling the animation production.

Matsuena launched the series in Shonen Sunday in December, and Shogakukan shipped the fourth compiled volume on October 16. In the story, Tokiwa is a "liberal arts boy" who's bad at exercise and has few friends. His ordinary life is changed when three main character-like guys gather around him: a ninja, a sorcerer, and a humanoid AI.

Matsuena's Shijō Saikyō no Deshi Kenichi (KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple) manga ran in Shonen Sunday from 2002 to 2014. The manga inspired a television anime series that Funimation released in North America. It also inspired a series of original video anime episodes that eventually ran on Japanese television.

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