Girlish Number Shura 4-Panel Manga Spinoff Gets Anime
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An anime adaptation of Girlish Number Shura, the official four-panel manga spinoff of the Girlish Number television anime and novel project, has been green-lit. The "Girlish Number Kuzu Fes 2017 @ Giroppon☆" event announced the new anime on Sunday.
Shin Ikezawa (Charlotte) and Yū Tsurusaki (Charlotte) launched the manga last August as an alternate absurdist take on the original story by writer Wataru Watari (My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected novel series author) and artist QP:flapper. The manga reimagines the story's aspiring voice actress characters in different situations, such as Chitose Karasuma becoming a mushroom farmer, Kazuha Shibasaki playing Little Red Riding Hood, and Yae Kugayama dealing with a killer gorilla.
College student Chitose Karasuma is determined not to do boring things as she enters the adult world. To this end, this bad-mannered beauty barges into a facility that trains would-be voice actors and actresses, somehow landing a job at “Number One Produce,” a seiyu agency managed by her older brother, Gojo. In Chitose's mind, she's poised for greatness, but finds herself at a loss when she continues to only get minor roles. As she clashes with other girls in the agency, including a cunning airhead and a girl with a Kansai accent, Chitose is about to learn that there's more to succeeding in this competitive industry than she imagined.
Project GN is credited with the show's original work. Wataru Watari (My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected novel series author) is credited with the original plan and series composition, and QP:flapper designed the original characters. Shota Ibata (episode director for Medaka Box, Kan Colle, The Mystic Archives of Dantalian) directed the television anime at diomedéa, and Sumie Kinoshita (The Mystic Archives of Dantalian, +Tic Elder Sister) adapted QP:flapper's character designs for animation. The main female cast — consisting of Sayaka Senbongi, Kaede Hondo, Yui Ishikawa, Eri Suzuki, and Saori Ōnishi — performed both the opening theme song "Bloom," and the ending theme song "Ima wa Mijikashi Yume Miyo Otome," under the group name "Girlish Number."