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Seven Seas Licenses Himouto! Umaru-chan Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Manga inspired 2015 anime; 2nd season premieres in October

Seven Seas Entertainment announced on Friday that it has licensed Sankaku Head's Himouto! Umaruchan manga. The first volume is slated for print and digital release on May 22.

Seven Seas describes the story:

In public, Umaru Doma appears to be the perfect high school student: hard-working, refined, and totally responsible. But the minute she gets home to her older brother Taihei–and dons her famous hamster hoodie–she devolves into the ultimate bratty little sister! She's happy to roll around all day in an otaku cloud of games and junk food while her exhausted older brother takes care of everything in the house. In this hilarious comedy about family, friendship, and the nonsense we put up with (from the people we love), Umaru and Taihei will find a way to make it work!

Sankaku Head launched the manga in Weekly Young Jump in 2013 (after running an earlier two-chapter Himōto! Umaru-chan! version in Miracle Jump in 2012). The manga's 11th compiled volume shipped on Tuesday.

Himōto! Umaru-chan R, the second anime season based on the manga, will premiere in Japan on AT-X at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8. The main staff is returning from the first season that premiered in 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the first series as it aired in Japan and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video in North America.

The manga also inspired the Akita Imokko! Ebina-chan, Himōto! Umaru-chan S, and Himōto! Umaru-chan SS spinoff manga. The final two chapters of Akita Imokko! Ebina-chan debuted on Tuesday. Himōto! Umaru-chan SS ended on February 28.

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