Sentai Filmworks brought out the home video release of Tanaka-Kun Is Always Listless this week with separate DVD and Blu-ray editions as well as a premium box set back in 2018 but finds smart ways to keep promoting it. With many shows featuring some Valentine’s Day material, bringing that out now definitely makes for a fun reminder for shows new and old. Check out this cute bit as Tanaka realizes there may be some use in having a girlfriend when it comes to chocolate!
Check out our review of the Blu-ray release.
The dub was directed by John Swasey with Marta Bechtol handling the scripts. It’s listed as a two-disc release with extras including the clean opening and closings, the Japanese promos, and the shorts.
The English cast includes Andrew Love as Ohta, Blake Shepard as Tanaka, Allison Sumrall as Saya, Brittney Karbowski as Rino, Bryson Baugus as Shimura, Luci Christian as Echizen, Maggie Flecknoe as Ki-chan, Monica Rial as Miyano, Scott Gibbs as Kato, Stephanie Wittels as Shiraishi, and Tiffany Grant as Miyo.
Based on the webmanga from Nozomi Uda, the anime was directed by Shinya Kawatsura working off of scripts from Akemi Omode. Haruko Iizuka served as the character designer and it was animated by Silver Link.
The cast includes Kensho Ono as Tanaka, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Oota, Natsumi Takamori as Miyano, Kotori Koiwai as Shiraishi, Ayaka Suwa as Echizen, Aoi Yuuki as Rino Tanaka, Nao Touyama as Saya Oota, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Shimura and Yuuichi Iguchi as Katou.
The series is based on the manga from Uda that began in Gangan Online back in the summer of 2013.
Plot concept: Sighing, leaning on his elbows, sleepy eyes. Tanaka-kun is a boy that basically doesn’t try but isn’t disliked. This is a laid-back youth comedy about Tanaka-kun and the quiet Oota who can’t leave him alone.