Bono Bono Anime's 81st Episode Adapts Story From Bono-chan Spinoff Manga

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Episode debuting October 28 stars Takaaki Itō, Aya Ogata, Takuya Kotegawa

The official website for the new anime of Mikio Igarashi's four-panel gag comedy manga Bono Bono revealed on Friday that the anime's 81st episode will adapt a story from the Bono-chan spinoff manga. The episode, titled "Bono-chan ~ Tatte Miyō" (Bono-chan Tries to Stand Up), will debut on October 28.

The episode will star Takaaki Itō as Bono-chan's father, Aya Ogata as Chipmunk-chan, and Takuya Kotegawa as Chipmunk-chan's father.

Igarashi launched the Bono-chan spinoff manga in Takeshobo's Manga Life magazine in April 2016. The manga focuses on Bono Bono's childhood. Takeshobo published the manga's third compiled book volume on May 29.

The anime is also getting an original planetarium anime that will be shown at the Gotanda Cultural Center from September 16 to October 9 every Saturday, Sunday, and on national holidays. The planetarium anime will also be shown at planetariums throughout Japan this fall.

The anime series of eight-minute shorts premiered in April 2016 on Fuji TV, and is still airing. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. The anime stars:

Fukuko Yukimiyama as Bono Bono
Aya Ogata as Chipmunk (Shimarisu)
Shinpei Takano as Raccoon (Araiguma)
Yūki Kurofuji as Fishing Cat (Sunadori Neko)

Hidenori Yamaguchi (episode director for Machine Hayabusa, Sazae-san) is directing the anime at Eiken (Sazae-san, Musashi no Ken) in collaboration with TYO Animations. Mitsutaka Hirota (The Prince of Tennis II, Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation) is handling the series composition, and Takatsugu Wakabayashi (Majin Bone, Dragonar Academy) is composing the music.

Igarashi's manga depicts the absurd gag humor of Bono Bono the otter, Shimarisu the chipmunk, Araiguma the raccoon, and other animals.

Igarashi serialized the original manga in Manga Life, Manga Club, and other Takeshobo magazines from 1986 onward, and the series' first 40 volumes have 9 million copies in print. The first television anime of the manga ran from April 1995 to March 1996, and the new television anime that premiered last year is celebrating the manga's 30th anniversary.

Source: Comic Natalie

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