Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals Yuiko Ōhara's Opening Theme

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Ōhara's short music video, new anime visual, January 8 premiere also revealed

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Sōichirō Yamamoto's Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san (Takagi-san, the Master of Teasing) manga began streaming the second promotional video on Friday for the series. The video reveals and previews Yuiko Ōhara's opening theme song "Iwanai kedo ne."

The site also began streaming a short version of the music video for the opening theme song on Friday.

The site also revealed a new visual.

The anime will premiere within the "Anime no Me" programming block on Tokyo MX on January 8 at 11:00 p.m., before airing later on YTV and BS11.

An anime adaptation of Yamamoto's Ashita wa Doyōbi (Tomorrow is Saturday) manga, will air "within" the series.

The anime stars:

Yuuki Kaji as Nishikata

Rie Takahashi as Takagi-san

Konomi Kohara as Mina

M.A.O as Yukari

Yui Ogura as Sanae

Yūma Uchida as Nakai

Kotori Koiwai as Mano

Nobuhiko Okamoto as Takao

Fukushi Ochiai as Kimura

Hinata Tadokoro as Tanabe-sensei

Hiroaki Akagi (Hina Logic - from Luck & Logic) is directing Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san at Shin-Ei Animation (Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Doraemon). Michiko Yokote (RIN-NE, Genshiken, ReLIFE) is handling the series composition, and Aya Takano (Himouto! Umaru-chan, Kimi no Koe o Todoketai, Polar Bear's Café) is designing the characters for animation. Takuji Mogi (And you thought there is never a girl online?) and Natsuko Kondou (animation director for Natsume's Book of Friends seasons 3 and 4, Durarara!!×2 Shō) are the chief animation directors.

The Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san manga centers on Nishikata, a middle school student who has suffered humiliation due to being teased by Takagi, the girl who sits next to him. Since then, he has vowed to one day do the same to her and succeed in teasing her.

Yamamoto launched the Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san manga in Gessan mini, the accompanying booklet to the main Gessan magazine, in 2013. After Yamamoto finished serializing his Fudatsuki no Kyōko-chan manga in Gessan in June 2016, Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san moved to Gessan in July. Shogakukan published the manga's sixth volume on August 10, and will publish the seventh volume on December 12.

The manga topped a poll by Honya Club on bookstore employees' recommended manga for 2017 in February, and it was also nominated for this year's Manga Taisho award.

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