The anime adaptation of Bungo Yamashita’s manga property Murenase! Seton Gakuen kicked off with a January 6th, 2020 debut under the name Seton Academy: Join the Pack through Crunchyroll. The official site has now dropped a preview for the fourth episode that’s due out on January 27th, 2020, giving us a look at what’s to come.
The series is directed by Hiroshi Ikehata based on scripts from Shigeru Murakoshi. Masakatsu Sasaki is handling the character designs with Studio Gokumi handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Hina Kino as Ranka Ōkami, Haruki Ishiya as Jin Mazama, Yume Miyamoto as Hitomi Hino, Misaki Kuno as Yukari Komori, Konomi Kohara as Miyubi Shisho, Sora Tokui as Kurumi Nekomai, Yoshino Aoyama as Chroe (Kuroe) Mashima, Tomokazu Sugita as King Shishino, Tesshō Genda as Gigasu Terano-sensei, and Kenjiro Tsuda.
The series features the opening sequence with the song “Gakuen Soukan Zoo” by Hina Kino, Haruki Ishiya, Yume Miyamoto, Misaki Kuno, Konomi Kohara, Tokui Sora and the closing song “Okami Blues” by Hina Kino to garner some extra attention for it.
The manga began in 2016 on the Cycomi site that Cygames runs. It has six volumes released so far and is still ongoing with Kodansha handling the physical media side of the original work.
Plot Concept: Seton Academy, a school where animals of all species gather to live and learn together. A sacred garden of learning, where students hone their primal instincts and the laws are of the jungle. Where species pit against species in a daily struggle for survival… Now enter the animal-hating human Jin Mazama, and the lonely wolf Ranka Okami. When man meets wolf in an encounter for the ages, this food chain is about to be shook. “Species shmecies! If we’ve shared face-licks, you’re a friend to me! Welcome to the pack!”