Yasuyuki Kosaka's Hōkago Teibō Nisshi Fishing Manga Gets TV Anime
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
This year's fifth issue of Akita Shoten's Young Champion Retsu magazine revealed on Tuesday that Yasuyuki Kosaka's Hōkago Teibō Nisshi (Afterschool Embankment Journal) manga is getting a television anime adaptation. A teaser website that features an anime visual and illustration with message from Kosaka also opened.
The fishing manga's story centers on Hina and her group of three other female high school students. Hina is an indoor-oriented girl who likes crafts and moves to a seaside town to continue with her high school education. She meets upperclassman Kuroiwa as she walks along an embankment and joins the mysterious "Embankment Club." Hina dislikes sea creatures, but she fishes with her fellow club members and eats their catches. She gradually starts to appreciate the appeal of the ocean.
Kosaka launched the manga in the magazine in February 2017 as his first series. Akita Shoten released the manga's third compiled book volume in November, and the fourth will ship on April 19.
Kosaka designed the characters for The Dragon Dentist anime project. The anime started out as the first anime short in Dwango and Studio Khara's Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition (Japan Animator Expo) project. The short then spawned a two-episode feature-length version that debuted in Japan in February 2017. NHK World later aired and streamed the anime that March with an English dub. Sentai Filmworks licensed the two-part television special and released it on home video in October 2017.