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African Office Worker TV Anime Reveals Additional Cast, Ending Song

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Eri Kitamura, Yui Ogura join cast of October series

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Gamu's African Office Worker (Africa no Salaryman) manga revealed additional cast and the ending theme song on Friday. Eri Kitamura will play Shishimura, and Yui Ogura will play Gorimi.

Eri Kitamura as Shishimura

Yui Ogura as Gorimi

Akio Ohtsuka, who plays Lion, will perform the ending theme song "White-Collar Elegy." The song's single will ship on November 6.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX in October. The show stars:

  • Akio Ohtsuka as Lion
  • Kenjiro Tsuda as Lizard
  • Hiro Shimono as Toucan
  • Hina Kino as Sasshō Hamster
  • Akira Ishida as Company President Turtle

Tetsuya Tatamitani is the show's director, chief animation director, art director, background artist, color designer, and director of photography. Hotzipang is animating the show, and is also the show's original character designer and prop designer. Yūichirō Momose is writing and overseeing the scripts, and Tako Yamaguchi is composing the music.

Hiro Shimono is performing the opening theme song "Soul Flag."

Gamu's comedy manga follows a lion, lizard, and toucan as they live the lives of office workers in a capitalist society in Japan, while also dealing with their unique situations as animals living beyond the savanna and the food chain.

Gamu launched the manga on the Gene Pixiv manga website in December 2014.

The manga inspired an anime that debuted in Production I.G's "Tate Anime" (Vertical Anime) smartphone app (now "Anime Beans") in June 2017. The 2017 anime featured a different voice cast from the new project.

The new television anime adaptation was previously listed as "Project #1" for the manga.

Sources: African Office Worker anime's website, MoCa News


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