Crunchyroll to Stream This Boy is a Professional Wizard Short Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will simulcast the four-episode anime This Boy is a Professional Wizard (Kono Danshi, Mahō ga Oshigoto Desu.) as it airs in Japan. The first episode will premiere on Friday, February 4 at 11:50 a.m. EST.
The anime is part of an overall CoMix Wave Films Omnibus project that will feature three different series of anime shorts within the Ultra Super Anime Time block. Crunchyroll streamed the first of the three works, Tabi Machi Late Show, which premiered on January 8 and aired four episodes. The third CoMix Wave Films Omnibus show, Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows-, will premiere in March.
Crunchyroll describes the story:
Chiharu is the wizard in charge of the magical crisis counter-measure division. His days are stressful until he meets Toyohi at his favorite bar, and the two hit it off. The two begin a budding relationship, until an accident at work causes Chiharu to devote more time to his work, and begin to push Toyohi away.
The anime will be the fifth work in Soubi Yamamoto's Kono Danshi/This Boy project. Yamamoto is herself directing the series.
As a 21-year-old, Yamamoto made her scriptwriting and directorial debut in 2011 with the first 28-minute Kono Danshi anime, Kono Danshi, Uchū-jin to Tatakaemasu. (This Boy Can Fight Aliens!). Her followup, Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita. (This Boy Caught a Merman), was released in 2012. In 2013, the third installment titled Kono Danshi, Akunin to Yobaremasu. (This Boy Is Called A Scoundrel) was released as a drama CD. The fourth project, the Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu (This Boy Is Worrying About Crystalization) original anime DVD (OAD), shipped in Japan in December 2014. CoMix Wave Inc. produced all three anime works.