I'm From Japan Anime's Promo Video Reveals April 8 Premiere
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 18th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Akira Kushida (Kinnikuman, Toriko, Xabungle theme songs) will perform the ending theme song for the television anime of Seiji Hayashi's I'm From Japan (Jimoto ga Japan) manga.
The anime's website began streaming a video for the anime last week, which reveals that the anime will premiere within the Oha-Suta program on April 8. New episodes will air on Mondays within the program's new "Kyara Suta" segment.
The anime stars:
- Minami Takayama as protagonist Japan Hinomoto.
- Kōtarō Nishiyama as Tokio Abiko, a student who changed schools from Yamagata to Tokyo
- Wataru Hatano as Hide, who is always worried about his hometown in Saitama
- Tesshō Genda as Masurao Kikuchi, a city boy from Tokyo's Setagaya ward, and the rival of the protagonist Japan
- Reina Ueda as Komachi Yuze, the heroine who worries about Japan
Viz Media published the first three chapters of the manga in English as part of its "Jump Start" initiative, and Shueisha publishes the manga on its MANGA Plus app in English. Shueisha describes the story:
Tokio Abiko has left his hometown in Yamagata prefecture to enter school in the great metropolis of Tokyo. On his first day, he encounters one of his classmates, a strange boy called Japan Hinomoto. Tokio soon realizes that Japan is the master of a very peculiar martial art – Todofu-ken: the Metro-erritorial Pre-fist-ure Style! With each of the 47 styles themed after a prefecture of Japan, enjoy a hilarious and unique tour of the country!
Isamu Ueno (PRECARIOUS WOMAN EXECUTIVE MISS BLACK GENERAL) is directing the anime at ODDJOB, and Masato Naruse and Kōji Hashimoto are handling series composition. Hana Nohara and Fumiyuki Uehara are designing the characters.
Hayashi launched the manga in the magazine in September 2018.
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 18, I'm From Japan anime's website