Young Disease Outburst Boy Anime Reveals Staff, Visual
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Kadokawa announced the staff and a visual on Monday for Chūbyō Gekihatsu Boy, the television anime adaptation of Vocaloid producer rerulili's "Young disease outburst Boy" ("Chūbyō Gekihatsu Boy") song and Minato Tonami's novel adaptation.
Kazuya Ichikawa (Clean Freak! Aoyama kun, Bakugan Battle Planet, Monster Strike the Animation) is directing the anime at Studio DEEN. Midori Gotou (Hozuki's Coolheadedness all three seasons, Clean Freak! Aoyama kun) is overseeing the series scripts, and Yusa Matsuura (Clean Freak! Aoyama kun chief animation director) is designing the characters for animation.
The story centers around Mizuki Hijiri, a high school girl who just transferred schools. At her new school, she has a fateful encounter with boys suffering from chūnibyō (adolescent delusions of grandeur). There is Noda who dreams of becoming a hero, the tragically handsome otaku Takashima who only likes 2D girls, Nakamura the supposedly "reincarnated" angel or devil, and the self-professed string-puller Tsukumo.
Videos tied to rerulili's Vocaloid songs have garnered over 100 million views. The "Young disease outburst Boy" song inspired both a stage play and a manga series adaptation by Megumi Hazuki in 2017. Kadokawa has published five volumes of Tonami's main novel series, and three volumes of Tonami's Chūbyō Gekihatsu Boy: Seishun Shōkōgun novels.
Another song by rerulili, "Nou Shou Sakuretsu Girl" (Spinal Fluid Explosion Girl), inspired a live-action film in 2015.
Source: Comic Natalie