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Shōnen Maid TV Anime's Promo Video Previews Story Along With Visual

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sgt. Frog/Aquarion Evol's Yūsuke Yamamoto directs April series at 8-Bit

TBS posted a promotional video and a new visual for the anime of Ototachibana's Shōnen Maid manga on Monday. The video previews the anime's story and main staff, and confirms its April premiere.

Text: Original work: Ototachibana Shōnen Maid
Text: Chihiro Komiya, 5th grade
Text: He meets his dead mother's younger brother, Madoka.
Text: What is family?
Text: Director: Yūsuke Yamamoto
Text: Series composition: Yoshiko Nakamura
Text: Character design: Kana Ishida
Text: Music: Tomohiro Yamada
Text: The words his mother left him...
Text: "No work, no food."
Text: Animation production: 8-Bit
Logo: Shōnen Maid
Text: Premieres on TBS and BS-TBS on April 2016

The manga revolves around Chihiro Komiya, an energetic elementary school student who was living with his mom. Chihiro is very good at doing housework and chores, and his mother's motto is "No work, no food." After his mother suddenly dies, a man named Madoka Taketori who claims to be his uncle shows up, and asks Chihiro to come live with him. Chihiro initially refuses, but when seeing the horribly dirty state of Madoka's rich home, he decides to start cleaning it. Then Madoka makes another offer to Chihiro: that he comes to live with him, but in exchange Chihiro will do the housework. Chihiro accepts this deal, but suddenly finds himself in a maid uniform.

Yūsuke Yamamoto (Welcome to the NHK, Sgt. Frog, Aquarion Evol) is directing the series at studio 8-Bit. Yoshiko Nakamura (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Super Lovers, Hiiro no Kakera - The Tamayori Princess Saga) is in charge of the series composition, and Kana Ishida (The irregular at magic high school, Aquarion Evol, Wakaba Girl) is adapting the character designs for animation. Tomohiro Yamada is composing the music.

Ototachibana launched the series in Enterbrain's Comic B's-LOG magazine in the April 2008 issue, and Kadokawa published the eighth compiled volume in November 2014. A limited edition of the sixth compiled volume had bundled a drama CD in 2013 starring Houko Kuwashima as Chihiro Komiya, Takahiro Mizushima as Madoka Takatori, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Keiichirō Shinozaki, Madoka Yonezawa as Miyako Ōtori, and Yūki Kaji as Yūji Hino.

Digital Manga Inc. had announced in 2008 that it had licensed Ototachibana's one-volume Ghost Hunt Scramble! manga, but the company has not yet released the title.

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