New Tensai Bakabon Anime Premieres on July 10
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for Shinya! Tensai Bakabon (Late Night! Genius Bakabon), a new television anime adaptation of Fujio Akatsuka's classic comedy manga Tensai Bakabon, revealed on Thursday that the anime will premiere on July 10. The show will air on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka on July 10 late at night at 1:35 a.m. (effectively July 11), before airing later that evening on TV Aichi. BS-Japan will premiere the anime on July 17. The site also revealed a new visual.
The website also launched a browser game titled "Yashinaunagi-Inu" on Thursday. The "raising game" focuses on the character Unagi-Inu.
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 at animation studio Pierrot+, 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.
The anime's main cast members Arata Furuta, Miyu Irino, Noriko Hidaka, and Ai Nonaka will perform the opening theme song "Baka-Bonsoir!" as the unit "B.P.O -Bakabon-no Papa Organization-." Voice cast members Toshiyuki Morikawa, Akira Ishida, and Takahiro Sakurai will feature in an interlude. Technoboys Pulcraft Greenfund is writing, composing, and arranging the song. Hip hop group Ketsumeishi (Crayon Shin-chan Bakusui! Yumemi World Dai Totsugeki) will perform the as-yet untitled ending theme song.
The series is the franchise's first television anime in 18 years. The original family comedy manga centers on an idiotic boy and his father.