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In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki Manga by Teasing Master Takagi-san's Sōichirō Yamamoto Gets TV Anime in 2022

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CloverWorks animates 'no-boys-allowed kunoichi comedy manga'

Aniplex announced on Tuesday that CloverWorks is producing a television anime of Sōichirō Yamamoto's In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki (Kunoichi Tsubaki no Mune no Uchi) manga for next year. Aniplex streamed a teaser promotional video. The video reveals and previews Tsubaki's voice actress Yūko Natsuyoshi and the ending theme song "Akane-gumi Katsudō Nisshi ~Inuhan~."

Takuhiro Kadochi (episode director for My Hero Academia) is directing the series. Konomi Shugo (Aikatsu Friends!, Tropical-Rouge! Precure) is in charge of the series scripts. Yousuke Okuda (Is the order a rabbit?) is designing the characters. Yūsuke Shirato (Kochoki, Lost Song) is composing the music.

Aniplex is recruiting composers and artists to produce different versions of the ending theme song "Akane-gumi Katsudо̄ Nisshi ~Inuhan~." Chords and melody scores are available on the anime's official website. Winners will receive 90,000 yen (about US$795), and their theme song variation will be featured on the show. Voice actors will perform all versions of the ending theme.

Yamamoto's manga launched in Gessan (Monthly Shonen Sunday) magazine in January 2018. Shogakukan published the manga's fifth volume on August 12, and it will publish the sixth volume on Friday.

The "no-boys-allowed kunoichi (female ninja) comedy manga" centers on the titular Tsubaki Kunoichi, the best student in her school. She lives in a village of women with the rule that they cannot have contact with men. However, she has a curiosity about men that she cannot reveal.

Yamamoto launched the Teasing Master Takagi-san manga in Gessan mini, the accompanying booklet to Shogakukan's Gessan (Monthly Shonen Sunday) magazine, in 2013. After Yamamoto finished serializing his Fudatsuki no Kyōko-chan manga in Gessan in June 2016, Teasing Master Takagi-san moved to Gessan in July 2016. The manga has a cumulative total of over 10 million copies in circulation.

The first television anime based on the manga premiered within the "Anime no Me" programming block in January 2018, and it also adapted Yamamoto's Ashita wa Doyōbi manga as segments within the show. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed the series with an English dub. The second television anime season premiered in July 2019. The season debuted on Netflix in December 2019. The third season, titled Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san 3, will debut in January 2022. The film will open in Japan in 2022.

Update: The circulation figure of 10 million copies is for Teasing Master Takagi-san, not In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki. Thanks, Derpinat0rz.

Source: Press release

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