We learned earlier this year that the manga Businessmen in Africa from Gamu is getting an anime adaptation. The official site recently updated with a new an English language title of African Office Worker with an October 6th, 2019 arrival for it. Now, Funimation has announced their simulcast of it along with a planned simuldub. Dates will be forthcoming for both but they’ll be available to viewers in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
The series is directed by Tetsuya Tatamitani who is also working as the chief animation director, art director, background artist, color designer, and director of photography. Yuichiro Momose is handling the scripts with Hotzipang working on the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Akio Ohtsuka as Lion
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Lizard
- Hiro Shimono as Toucan
- Hina Kino as Sasshō Hamster
- Akira Ishida as Company President Turtle
- Yui Ogura as Gorimi
- Eri Kitamura as Shishimura
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Caracal
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Honey Badger
- Kengo Kawanishi as Honeyguide
The manga began on Gene pixiv back in December 2014 and had a brief short produced for the Anime Beans app in the summer of 2017.
Plot Concept: The manga follows a lion, lizard, and toucan as they live the lives of office workers in a capitalist society in Japan, while also dealing with their unique situations as animals living beyond the savanna and the food chain.