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Neko mo, Onda-ke 4-Panel Family Manga Gets TV Anime

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Keiji Fujiwara, Ayahi Takagaki, Tomohiro Nishimura, Yoshinobu Sena star

An anime adaptation of Radio Wada's four-panel family manga Neko mo, Onda-ke (The Onda Family, Including the Cat, Too) has been green-lit. It will premiere on Friday, April 1 within the weekly afternoon variety program Tsunagaru Wide Hōnan on TV Ehime.

The manga is set in Matsuyama City in the southwestern prefecture of Ehime on Shikoku Island during the Showa 40s era (1965-1975). The Onda family includes the big sister Sachiko who is a passionate fan of the idol Hiromi Dō, the little brother Takushi who is terrible at arithmetic, the father Yoshito who works at a factory and is a Yomiuri Giants baseball fan, the mother Natsuko who wants to build a house for the family, and the newest addition — a cat named Mii.

Yoshinobu Sena (Vampire Holmes) is serving as series director, writer, and technical director on the anime. The cast includes:

  • Keiji Fujiwara as Yoshito Onda
  • Ayahi Takagaki as Natsuko Onda
  • Ayahi Takagaki as Sachiko Onda
  • Yoshinobu Sena as Takushi Onda
  • Tomohiro Nishimura as (the late grandfather) Zenkichi Onda

The staff is keeping the voice cast member for the cat Mii a secret. Similarly, the composer and arranger of the insert song "Boku-tachi Seishain, Kimi-tachi Arubaito (We're Employees, You're Part-Timers) is credited to the fictional idol Hiromi Dō. (Masato Wada penned the lyrics). The musical act "Showa no Kaori ga Neka Kara Suru" (The Scent of Showa Is From a Cat) is credited with the lyrics, music, and arrangement of the ending theme song "Neko mo Kimi mo, Onda-ke" (The Onda Family, Including the Cat and You, Too).

Wada has been serializing the manga in digital ComicWalker service since 2014, and Kadokawa published a compiled book volume in October 2015. A full-color digital version, with strips that did not appear in the print version, will go on sale in April.

Source: Comic Natalie


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