Sentai Filmworks Licenses Mr. Tonegawa Anime, Plans Dub Streaming on HIDIVE
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Sentai Filmworks announced at its Anime Expo panel on Thursday that it has licensed the Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues (Chūkan Kanriroku Tonegawa) anime. The company will stream an English dubcast on HIDIVE beginning in August.
The show will air for two cours (two quarters of a year), and will premiere on NTV's "AnichU" programming block on July 3 at 25:59 (effectively July 4 at 1:59 a.m.). Crunchyroll will stream the series as it airs.
The anime adapts the Kaiji spinoff manga Chūkan Kanriroku Tonegawa, which focuses on the "agonizing daily life of Teiai Group executive Yukio Tonegawa, who gets into conflicts with Hyōdō and the black suits."
Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Sket Dance, Psychic Squad, Hayate the Combat Butler, Frame Arms Girl) is directing the series at Madhouse. Mitsutaka Hirota (Digimon Adventure tri. film series, The Prince of Tennis II, Anime-Gataris) is handling the series composition, Haruhito Takada (Kaiji, Claymore) is the character designer and chief animation director, and Takahiro Yamada (BONJOUR Sweet Love Patisserie) is composing the music. Kisuke Koizumi is the sound director at Half HP Studio, Harue Ono is the color designer, and Mariko Tsukatsune is editing.
The Gesu no Kiwami Otome band will perform the opening theme song "Sassoku to Hashiru Tonegawa-kun" (Gallant and Running Tonegawa). Pistol Takehara will perform the anime's ending theme song "Okitegami."
Source: Sentai Filmworks' Anime Expo panel (Gabriella Ekens)