Gintama's Takamatsu Directs Nanbaka Prison Comedy Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The wraparound jacket on the first compiled book volume of Shō Futamata's Nanbaka manga is announcing the director and scriptwriter for the manga's upcoming anime adaptation on Thursday.
Shinji Takamatsu (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, School Rumble, Gintama) is directing the anime, with scripts by Mitsutaka Hirota (The Prince of Tennis II, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation).
The original manga centers around four prisoners: Jūgo, a man who attempted to break out of prison and ended up extending his jail time; Uno, a man who likes to gamble with women; Rokku, a man who likes to get into fights; and Niko, a man who likes anime. Along with their warden Hajime, the high-tension action comedy story unfolds.
Futamata launched the manga in NHN PlayArt's comico manga app in 2013.