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‘Himouto! Umaru-chan’ Anime Gets UK Pickup

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Himouto Umaru-Chan Episode 2The recent anime series Himouto! Umaru-chan has found itself a new home for licensing as the Manga UK/Animatsu group has picked up the show for release there. Details of it beyond being picked up are non-existent at the moment, but it gives fans the heads-up that the show is coming their way. The summer 2015 anime series was picked up for release by Sentai Filmworks for North America and saw streaming distribution via Crunchyroll and The Anime Network.

The anime adaptation of SankakuHead’s manga series was directed by Masahiko Ohta based on the scripts by Takashi Aoshima along with character designs by Aya Takano and was done at Dogakoba. Ohta, Aoshima and sound director Yasunori Ebina all worked together on Yuruyuri and a few of them on Kotoura-san.

The main cast is set to include Aimi Tanaka as Umaru Doma, Yurina Furukawa as Sylphynford Tachibana, Haruka Shiraishi as Kirie Motoba, Akari Kageyama as Nana Ebina, Kenji Nojima as Taihei Doma, Tetsuya Kakihara as Alex, Hiroki Yasumoto as Bonba and Ami Koshimizu as Kano.

The original manga series has six volumes to its name so far. That property has been running since 2013 in Weekly Young Jump.

Plot concept: The sibling gag comedy manga centers around Umaru, Taihei’s little sister who boasts beautiful looks as well as prowess in both school and sports; however, “Himouto” (beautiful little sister) has a certain secret.

[Source: Himouto! Umaruchan]

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