The 2019 web manga Uchu Nanhara Kotetsu-kun is making the leap to a short-form anime series next year. Based on the work by Yuji Nishimura, we learned last September that the show is scheduled for a spring 2021 debut. Now, the official site has updated with an April 7th, 2021 premiere date set for it along with a promotional video below and a key visual above. That also comes with a cast listing in the order we see above with:
- Akane Yamaguchi as Otama, Kotetsu’s schoolmate
- Masashi Tamaki as Liu, Kotetsu’s schoolmate
- Natsumi Fujiwara as Kotetsu
- Ayana Taketatsu as Hikaru, Kotetsu’s schoolmate
- Junya Enoki as Niko, Kotetsu’s schoolmate
- Kappei Yamaguchi as Kotetsu’s Grandpa (not picture)
The series has set Hazumu Sakuta to direct it based on the scripts from Yoichi Kato. Fanworks will be handling the production.
Plot Concept: The series follows the daily life of Kotetsu-kun, who aspires to be an astronaut, and friends at the Animal Space Academy as they all pursue their dreams.