The anime adaptation of Sumito Oowara’s manga series Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! captured the hearts and minds of many and now it looks like the manga got a pickup as well. Dark Horse Comics is listed as the publisher for it according to distribution channel solicitations with the book set for an October 6th, 2020 debut. It’s priced at $12.99 with a planned 168-pages for the first volume. Check out the English cover to the right.
The series has Masaaki Yuasa directing from the scripts he’s supervising. Naoyuki Asano is handling the character designs with Science SARU studio handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Sairi Itō as Midori Asakusa, Mutsumi Tamura as Sayaka Kanamori, Misato Matsuoka as Tsubame Mizusaki, Yumiri Hanamori as Doumeki, Mikako Komatsu as Sowande Sakaki, and Kazuhiko Inoue as Mr. Fujimoto.
The manga began in 2026 in Gakkan! Spirits magazine with four volumes released so far.
Plot Concept: The story follows Midori, Tsubame, and Sayaka, an energetic trio of first-year high school girls who come together in the Eizouken (Video Research Club) to turn their anime dreams into a reality. Midori is nervous to create an anime alone. She meets Tsubame who appears to be a well-to-do girl but she really has artistic dreams of being an animator. Midori’s best friend Sayaka has the financial sense to bring the project to fruition and joins the pair on their quest.