Aho-Girl: Clueless Girl Manga Gets TV Anime This Summer
posted on by Karen Ressler
This year's March issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine is announcing on Thursday that Hiroyuki's Ahogaru: Clueless Girl (Aho-Girl) manga will get a television anime adaptation this summer.
Keizou Kusakawa (Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?, Unlimited Fafnir) is serving as chief director, and Shingo Tamaki (chief animation director on Day Break Illusion) is directing at diomedea. Takashi Aoshima (Gabriel DropOut, The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura) is in charge of the series scripts, and Masakazu Ishikawa (Squid Girl, Campione!) is designing the characters.
Kodansha Comics announced in October that it would publish the manga in North America under the title Ahogaru: Clueless Girl. Kodansha Comics describes the series:
Yoshiko, a truly clueless high school girl, is never far from over the top hijinks. Her childhood friend has no choice but to look out for her!
Hiroyuki (Doujin Work, The Comic Artist and His Assistants) launched the four-panel comedy manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2012, but moved it to Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, where it is ongoing, in June 2015. Kodansha shipped the eighth compiled book volume on October 7. Hiroyuki also drew a crossover between Ahogaru: Clueless Girl and Ken Akamatsu's Love Hina manga in 2014.
Hiroyuki's Doujin Work manga inspired a 12-episode television anime series in 2007 that Media Blasters released on home video. Media Blasters previously released the manga's first four volumes in English in 2009. Hiroyuki's The Comic Artist and His Assistants manga also inspired a 12-episode television anime series that aired in 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2015.