Tensai Bakabon Family Comedy Manga Gets New TV Anime After 18 Years
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Animation studio Pierrot+ announced on Tuesday that it is producing a new television anime adaptation of Fujio Akatsuka's classic comedy manga Tensai Bakabon titled Shinya! Tensai Bakabon (Late Night! Genius Bakabon). The anime will premiere in July at a late-night time slot. The original family comedy manga centers on an idiotic boy and his father.
The anime's cast includes:
- Arata Furuta as Bakabon's father
- Miyu Irino as Bakabon
- Noriko Hidaka as Bakabon's mother
- Ai Nonaka as Hajime, Bakabon's younger brother
- Akira Ishida as Rerere no Ojisan
- Toshiyuki Morikawa as Honkan, the local police officer
- Takahiro Sakurai as Unagi-Inu
Toru Hosokawa (Polar Bear's Café script, Baka Mukashi Banashi Gekijōban ~Jijii Wars~ director) is directing the anime and penning the scripts, with Takashi Yamamoto (A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives, Final Approach, Onigiri) as assistant director. Takaaki Wada (Brave Story, Tokyo Ghoul animation director) is designing the characters. Avex Pictures is producing the music, and Hiromi Kikuta is the sound director.
Manga creators Tetsuya Chiba, Kenichi Kitami, Mitsuru Adachi, and Rumiko Takahashi all drew illustrations (seen below) to commemorate the new anime.
Akatsuka launched the Tensai Bakabon manga series in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine in 1967. The manga already inspired four television anime series between 1971 and 2000, as well as a full-length anime film in 2015 titled Tensai Bakavon ~Yomigaeru Flanders no Inu~. NTV aired a live-action series adaptation of the manga in 2016. Akatsuka died in 2008 due to esophageal cancer. His life inspired a biographical film in 2011.
Source: Comic Natalie