It has been revealed that the spinoff manga of Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun, Hokago Shonen Hanako-kun, will be getting an anime adaptation.
The anime, which will run in the form of 10-minute short episodes, is scheduled to air on Oct 12, 2023, and will run over a four-week period.
Crunchyroll will stream the series at 11:00 a.m. PT on the same day as its Japanese release in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, CIS and India.
An announcement video and key visual were revealed to commemorate the news.
A celebratory illustration and comment by mangaka Aidairo were also revealed.
“As the first installment of the anime project, the production of a short anime adaptation for “Houkago Shounen Hanako-kun” has been confirmed! We’re now eagerly looking forward to witnessing the delightful everyday lives of various individuals and supernatural entities, which we don’t often get to fully explore in the main series. It’s truly exciting to think about being able to see these moments animated on screen!“
The anime will be produced by Lerche and directed by Masaki Kitamura, with scripts written by Kazuma Nagatomo. Aya Higami will handle the character designs, and will also serve as chief animation director.
Hiroshi Takaki will compose the music.
Cast from the previous anime will return for the spinoff.
The official Twitter account of Toilet Bound Hanako-kun had previously revealed a new anime project, “Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Anime Project Restart”.
The anime adaptation of Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun, by Lerche, aired in Japan from Jan 9, 2020, to March 26, 2020. The series ran for 12 episodes.
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun is a Japanese manga series by AidaIro. It has been serialized in Square Enix’s magazine Monthly GFantasy since 2014. It has been collected in eighteen tankōbon volumes as of August 2022. The manga is licensed in North America by Yen Press.
Source: Comic Natalie