3rd Ai Mai Mi Anime Season's 1st Promo Video Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
5-minute series continues story of 4 girls in manga club on January 3

The third anime season based on Choboraunyopomi's Ai Mai Mi four-panel manga began streaming its first promotional video on Monday. The five-minute anime series, titled Ai Mai Mi: Surgical Friends, will premiere on January 3 on AT-X at 11:30 p.m. (The linked video is region-locked to Japan.)

After debuting on AT-X, the series will then air on TV Saitama, tvk, KBS Kyoto, and Sun TV. Additionally, the show will stream on Niconico, Bandai Channel, d Anime Store, and U-NEXT in Japan.

A special program for the anime (that will also be five minutes long) will air on December 24 on AT-X at 11:25 p.m., and will then later air on TV Saitama, tvk, KBS Kyoto, and Sun TV.

The cast includes:

Yuka Ōtsubo as Ai Ebihara

Aya Uchida as Mai

Maaya Uchida as Mī

Ai Kayano as Ponoka

  • Neeko as Chobo-sensei
  • Sayaka Nakaya as Nanako
  • Ayane Sakura as Sachie
  • Mirai Sasaki as Chōjirō
  • Seitarō Mukai as other roles

The three main cast members are reprising their roles. The trio also sang the first two anime seasons' opening theme songs, and they will perform the theme song "Zenin Shūgō Ai Mai Mi!!!" for the third season.

Itsuki Imazaki is returning to direct the new season at the animation studio Seven, just as he did for the first two seasons. Imazaki is also serving as the scriptwriter, producer, character designer, and animation director. Fūga Hatori is also returning from the first two seasons to compose the music. Nobuyuki Abe (Kemono Friends, Bananya) is the sound director. Dream Creation is in charge of the production, and On Lead is producing the sound.

Choboraunyopomi's four-panel manga follows girls in a manga club — Ai, Mai, Mī, and Ponoka-sempai — who might be fighting evil invaders threatening Earth, facing off against rivals in tournaments, and dealing with other absurd situations when they are not drawing manga.

The first anime season aired in 2013, and the second season aired in 2014. Crunchyroll streamed both series as they aired in Japan.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.

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