Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko revealed back in November 2019 that another of their light novels was lined up for an anime adaptation with Super Cub. With the series making an April 7th, 2021 debut, we’ve seen it get streamed as both a simulcast and a dub for it that came later. Now, the show is getting some new attention as Crunchyroll continues to expand its reach and audience. The series has had a Portuguese and Spanish set of dubs added for the full twelve-episode run for viewers to check out now here.
The adaptation had Toshiro Fujii on board to direct based on the scripts from Toshizo Nemoto. Toru Imanishi worked on the character designs with Studio Kai producing the animation.
The Japanese cast includes Yuki Yomichi as Koguma, Ayaka Nanase as Reiko, and Natsumi Hioka as Shii Eniwa.
The English dub has Geoff Bisente directing it with a cast that includes Jackie Lastra as Koguma, Dawn M. Bennett as Reiko, Jason Charles Miller as Shino, and Skyler Davenport as Shii.
Akane Kumada performed the opening theme song with “Maho no Kaze” while the main cast performed the ending theme song in character with “Haru e no Dengon.”
The series comes from writer Tone Koken and artist Hiro which began in 2017 and wrapped up at in April 2022 with eight volumes. A manga is also out there from Kanitan.
Plot Concept: With a focus on Yamanashi high school girl Koguma, she has no parents, friends, or hobbies, and her daily life is empty. One day, Koguma gets a used Honda Super Cub motorcycle. This is her first time going to school on a motorcycle. Running out of gas and hitting detours become a small source of adventure in Koguma’s life. She is satisfied with this strange transformation, but her classmate Reiko ends up talking to her about how she also goes to school by motorcycle. One Super Cub begins to open up a lonely girl’s world, introducing her to a new everyday life and friendship.
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