KenIchi Creator's Tokiwa Kitareri!! Animated Ad Streamed

posted on 2016-01-18 00:00 EST
Manga's 5th volume shipped on Monday

The official YouTube channel of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine began streaming two versions of an animated commercial for Shun Matsuena's Tokiwa Kitareri!! manga on Monday. J.C. Staff handled the animation production for the commercial.

Matsuena launched the series in Shonen Sunday in December 2014, and Shogakukan shipped the fifth compiled volume on Monday. 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. The manga also inspired a series of original video anime episodes that eventually ran on Japanese television.

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