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'You don't know GUNMA yet.' Manga Gets TV Anime in April

posted on 2018-02-04 09:10 EST by Egan Loo

A television anime adaptation of Hiroto Ida's You don't know GUNMA yet. (Omae wa Mada Gunma o Shiranai) manga has been green-lit. The anime will premiere via broadcast and streaming this April on Gunma TV, Animax, and GyaO! The announcement was made at voice actress (and Gunma Prefecture native) Aya Uchida's solo concert at Tokyo's Toyosu Pit venue on Sunday. Uchida is contributing the song "So Happy" as the anime's ending theme song.

Mankyū (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls Gekijō) is directing the anime at Asahi Production (in collaboration with CJT) and supervising its series scripts. Tomonori Kogawa (Densetsu Kyojin Ideon, Aura Battler Dunbine, Xabungle) is designing the characters.

The comedy manga centers on Nori Kamitsuki, who moves from Chiba Prefecture to a fictionalized version of Gunma Prefecture northwest of Tokyo, and the story focuses on Gunma's culture. Before moving to Gunma, Kamitsuki only sees that the prefecture has a fearsome reputation on the net. Upon moving, he soon makes contact with the people who hold a strong love of Gunma's culture.

Ida launched the manga in Shinchosha's online manga site Kurage Bunch in October 2013. Shinchosha published the manga's eighth compiled book volume last July.

The manga also inspired a live-action television series and film. The four-episode television series aired on NTV from March 6 to 27, 2017. Shōtarō Mamiya starred as protagonist Nori Kamitsuki.

The JManga site released the first volume of Ida's Nogi manga in 2011.

Source: Comic Natalie


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