The official twitter account of Me & Roboco revealed on Sep 25, 2022, that the anime will have 5 minute long episodes, essentially making the adaptation anime shorts.
Me & Roboco anime will release in Japan on Dec 4, 2022. It will be broadcast on TV Tokyo and other channels at 24:30 (Dec 5, at 00:30 hrs).
The complete key visual for the anime was also revealed by the official twitter account, along with the staff and studio info.
The staff working on Me & Roboco anime include:
- Director: Akitaro Daichi
- Assistant Director: Michihiro Sato
- Series Composition: Sayuro Ooba
- Character Design: Yuko Ebara
- Art Design: Manami Koyama
- Sound Director: Kazuya Tanaka
Studio Gallop is in charge of animating the series. An official website was also unveiled for the anime adaptation.
Me & Roboco is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Shuhei Miyazaki. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2020, with its chapters collected into 9 tankobon volumes. The 10th volume will release on Oct 4, 2022.
The series is published digitally in English language by Viz Media.
MAL describes the plot of the manga as follows:
Robotic OrderMaids are popping up in every household, and 10-year-old Bondo Taira has found out that his two closest friends—Motsuo and Gachi Gorilla—have OrderMaids too. Motsuo, in particular, owns Meico, a beautiful robot that gives excellent massages and serves drinks with a smile. Jealous of his friend, Bondo convinces his mother to get him an OrderMaid, hoping for a similar experience.
However, to Bondo’s surprise, the maid that appears outside of his door is incredibly muscular and clumsy enough to destroy a house when completing simple chores. Going by the name Roboko, this new robot is the exact opposite of what Bondo wanted. But despite that, Bondo, together with his friends, learns that there is more to Roboko than they could ever expect.
Source: Twitter account of Me & Roboco
© Shuhei Miyazaki/Shueisha, Me & Roboco Production Committee