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Yumeta Company Animates Akkun to Kanojo Anime

posted on 2018-01-14 12:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Neo Angelique Abyss' Shin Katagai directs anime based on Waka Kakitsubata manga

The February issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine revealed the main staff for the anime adaptation of Waka Kakitsubata's Akkun to Kanojo (Akkun and His Girlfriend) manga on Monday.

Shin Katagai (Neo Angelique Abyss) is directing the anime at Yumeta Company. Yuka Yamada (Aikatsu!, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid) is in charge of series composition. Motohiro Taniguchi (Yuruyuri Nachu Yachumi!) is designing the characters.

The romantic comedy follows the everyday life of an extremely tsundere (initially aloof and abrasive, but later kind-hearted) boy named Atsuhiro "Akkun" Kagari and his girlfriend Non "Nontan" Katagiri. Akkun's behavior is harsh towards Nontan with verbal abuse and neglect, but he actually is head-over-heels for her and habitually acts like a stalker by tailing her or eavesdropping. Nontan is oblivious to Akkun's stalker ways, and thinks his actions are cute.

Kakitsubata launched the manga in Kadokawa's josei magazine Monthly Comic Gene in June 2013, and the manga's compiled book volumes have over 480,000 copies in print. Kadokawa published the manga's seventh compiled book volume last November. The manga is also on the pixiv service, where it has garnered over 11 million views. Frontier Works and Kadokawa Media Factory released a drama CD in December 2016 with Jun Fukuyama as Akkun and Aoi Yūki as Nontan.


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