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Domestic Girlfriend Romance Manga Gets TV Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Maaya Uchida, Yōko Hikasa star in diomedéa's anime of Kei Sasuga's manga

Anime studio diomedéa announced on Thursday that it is producing a television anime adaptation of Kei Sasuga's Domestic Girlfriend (Domestic na Kanojo) manga. Maaya Uchida will play the character Rui Tachibana, while Yōko Hikasa will play Hina Tachibana.

Shōta Ihata (Girlish Number) is directing the anime at diomedéa, while Tatsuya Takahashi (The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Eromanga Sensei, Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko) is in charge of the series scripts. Naomi Ide (Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?, Gingitsune, Kan Colle) is designing the characters.

Kodansha Comics licensed the manga for digital release, and it describes the story:

High schooler Natsuo is hopelessly in love with his cheerful and popular teacher, Hina. However, one day at a mixer, he meets a moody girl by the name of Rui and ends up sleeping with her. Soon after, his father announces that he's getting remarried to a woman with two daughters of her own. And who shows up in tow, other than both Hina and Rui?! Natsuo's outrageous new life starts now!

Sasuga launched the ongoing series in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in April 2014. Kodansha shipped the 18th volume on April 17 and will publish the 19th volume on July 17. The manga has 3 million copies in print. Kodansha Comics released the 17th volume digitally on May 22. Crunchyroll is also publishing chapters of the manga as they are released in Japan.

Sources: Domestic Girlfriend anime's official website, Comic Natalie

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