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Hōkago Teibō Nisshi Fishing Anime Reveals Staff, Visual, April 2020 Debut

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Yasuyuki Kosaka's Hōkago Teibō Nisshi (Afterschool Embankment Journal) manga revealed on Tuesday the main staff, a teaser visual, and the April 2020 premiere.

Takaharu Ōkuma (assistant director of Uzamaid!, Himouto! Umaruchan) is directing the series at Doga Kobo. Fumihiko Shimo (How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?, Anima Yell!) is in charge of series composition, and Katsuhiro Kumagai (Gabriel DropOut, Luck & Logic) is designing the characters.

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 fourth compiled book volume on April 19, and the fifth will ship on Friday.

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.

Sources: Hōkago Teibō Nisshi anime's website, Comic Natalie

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