Puri Puri Chii-chan!!, 100% Pascal-sensei Anime Air in April in New MBS, TBS Timeslot
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The JNN television stations MBS and TBS announced on Sunday that Hiromu Shinozuka's Puri Puri Chii-chan!! manga is getting a television anime series that will premiere in April. The anime will air alongside the anime adaptation of Yūji Nagai's gag comedy manga 100% Pascal-sensei in a one-hour programming block. MBS and TBS revealed key visuals for both anime on Sunday.
Puri Puri Chii-chan!!
The two anime series will mark debut of MBS and TBS' new Saturday morning timeslot "Anime Saturday 630" (pronounced "Anime Saturday Roku San Maru").
MBS and TBS had announced in December that they were ending their "Nichigo" Sunday evening anime timeslot in April, and launching a new one-hour anime timeslot on Saturday mornings. The initial announcement had stated the new timeslot would be titled "Anisata" and would start at 7:00 a.m., but the latest information on Sunday revealed the timeslot's new name, and that the programming block now starts at 6:30 a.m.
Shinozuka launched Puri Puri Chii-chan!! in Shogakukan's Ciao shōjo magazine in March 2015. The story revolves around a girl named Yūka, who encounters a being from the depths of the Earth named Chii-chan (a pun of chiteijin, the Japanese word for underground-dweller), and an alien named Ucchan (a pun of uchūjin or alien). The story follows their heartwarming and chaotic everyday lives together.
Shogakukan published the manga's second compiled volume on June 30, and will publish the manga's third compiled volume on March 1.
Shinozuka's Chibi Devil! manga inspired an anime series in 2011. Her Milmo de Pon! manga also inspired the 172-episode Mirmo Zibang anime series in 2002-2005.
The story of 100% Pascal-sensei centers around an elementary school teacher who is so stupid, he cannot even write his own name. He does whatever he likes in his classroom. Plus, by all appearances, he is not human.
Nagai launched the manga in Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comic magazine 2015, and Shogakukan published the fourth compiled volume on December 28. A Penguin's Troubles, an earlier manga that Nagai published in Monthly Coro Coro Comic, inspired a 2008 television anime and a 2009 anime movie.
Both Ciao and Monthly Coro Coro Comic are celebrating their 40th anniversaries this year, and the two television anime adaptations are commemorating the anniversaries.
Source: Comic Natalie