Kenya Suzuki's Oshiete! Galko-chan Manga Gets TV Anime Adaptation in January
posted on 2015-11-06 01:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kadokawa opened a website on Friday to announce that Kenya Suzuki's Oshiete! Galko-chan (Please Tell Me! Galko-chan) manga is getting a television anime adaptation that will premiere in January 2016. The website also revealed the show's staff and first key visual (pictured below).
Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Psychic Squad, Hayate the Combat Butler, OniAi) is directing the anime and handling the series composition at studio feel. Kenji Fujisaki (Blood Lad, Ozma, B-Daman CrossFire) is designing the characters. The show's opening theme song will feature the character songs for Galko, Otako, and Ojō. Lantis will ship the currently untitled single on January 27.
The "somewhat stimulating? short comedy" manga follows the everyday lives of three high school girls who are close friends: Galko, Otako, and Ojō. Galko is a slightly foul-mouthed but good-natured girl who is popular in her class. Her hobby is film appreciation. Otako is a girl who sits in the corner of the classroom, but for some reason is good friends with Galko. Ojō is an airheaded girl who often talks with Galko and Otako.
Each of the girls' names refers to their type. Galko is a pun on gyaru or gal, which is a term used to describe a type of street fashion where women in their teens and 20s bleach their hair and wear highly decorated nails and a lot of makeup. Otako is a pun on otaku, and Ojō refers to a girl who is a daughter of a high-class family.
Suzuki launched the manga on Kadokawa's ComicWalker digital manga service in June 2014, but published it on Twitter before that. Kadokawa released the manga's 60th chapter on Friday. The publisher also released the manga's second compiled volume digitally and in print on June 23.
[Via Ui Nyan]
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