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Uramichi Oniisan TV Anime Casts Ryohei Kimura, Kenichi Suzumura, Kensho Ono

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Studio Blanc. anime about kids' show host premieres in 2020

A promotional video for the fifth compiled book volume of Gaku Kuze's Uramichi Oniisan manga revealed three additional cast members for the anime adaptation on Tuesday. Ryohei Kimura is playing Hanbee Kikaku, a member of MHK's sales planning department; Kenichi Suzumura is playing Saito Uebu, a member of the digital planning department; and Kensho Ono is playing Matahiko Nekota, manager of the in-story bar Cat Kick. The Japanese readings of the characters' names reference their respective roles.

The manga's fifth compiled book volume will ship on Friday.

The anime will premiere in 2020.

The five main cast members are reprising their roles from the manga's promotional videos, which include Hiroshi Kamiya as Uramichi Omota, Tomokazu Sugita as Uramichi's subordinate Tobikichi Usahara, Yūichi Nakamura as Uramichi's subordinate Mitsuo Kumagai, Mamoru Miyano as singer Iketeru Daga, and Nana Mizuki as singer Utano Tadano.

Nobuyoshi Nagayama (Smile Down the Runway, Are You Lost?, Happy Sugar Life) is directing the anime at Studio Blanc. (My Girlfriend is Shobitch). Touko Machida (Lucky Star, Smile Down the Runway, Wake Up, Girls!) is overseeing the series scripts, Mizuki Takahashi (The Ones Within) is designing the characters, Kisuke Koizumi (Dororo, Juni Taisen: Zodiac War) is the sound director, and Kei Haneoka (Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life, Negima!) is composing the music.

The manga series centers on a 31-year-old man named Uramichi Omota who has two sides to his personality. He appears as the young man in charge of physical exercises on the educational program "Maman to Together." Although he has a fresh and upbeat demeanor on the show, he is actually a bit emotionally unstable. The manga reveals the less-than-sunny parts of life for young adults.

The manga debuted in 2017 in Ichijinsha and pixiv's digital manga magazine Comic POOL. Ichijinsha published the manga's fourth volume in October. The manga previously won in the Web Manga category of Niconico's third Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards, took second place in 2018's pixiv and Nippon Shuppan Hanbai, Inc's "Web Manga General Election," topped the same competition's "Indies" category in 2017, and also made the top 20 of Kono Manga ga Sugoi's ranking for female readers 2018 list.

Sources: Ichijinsha's YouTube channel, Comic Natalie


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