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Moyoco Anno’s The Diary of Ochibi-san Manga to Receive TV Anime by Khara

(Last Updated On: September 9, 2023)

Moyoco Anno, the renowned manga creator and illustrator, delighted fans with exciting news on Friday. She officially announced that her beloved manga, “The Diary of Ochibi-san,” is set to make its debut as a television anime adaptation. Studio Khara, the animation studio led by none other than Moyoco Anno’s husband, Hideaki Anno, will be bringing this project to life.

This upcoming anime will consist of 24 succinct episodes, each lasting just five minutes. Fans can mark their calendars, as the series is scheduled to premiere on NHK on October 7, specifically at 24:00 (effectively, October 8 at midnight JST or October 7 at 11:00 a.m. EDT). The anticipation is building as viewers eagerly await this exciting new addition to the world of anime.

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The cast includes:

  • Manami Hanawa as Ochibi-san
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto as Ozeni
  • Shiori Izawa as Pankui
  • Chafurin as Ojii
  • Misaki Kuno as Shiroppoi
  • Hiroki Gotō as Jack
  • Yui Ogura as Akame-chan
  • Kōsuke Echigoya as Hebi-kun

Daisuke Onizuka, known for his role as the CGI director in Evangelion: 2.0, 3.0, and 3.0+1.0, has teamed up with Shogo Tsurii, the CGI lead animator for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time, to helm an exciting anime project at Studio Khara.

Moyoco Anno's The Diary of Ochibi-san Manga

Studio Khara is not only producing the series but also overseeing the scriptwriting. Collaborating as line directors are Naoki Yoshibe, Taichi Atarashi, Aya Kobayashi, and Doromizu.

Meanwhile, the CG animation department is skillfully led by Masaki Ishikawa, Satoshi Yamauchi, and Yō Kyūda. Handling the intricate 3D character modeling are Shintarō Wakazuki, Ken Yamauchi, Takashi Suzuki, and Hiromitsu Saitō. Renowned composer Satoru Kousaki, known for his work on Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-, is responsible for crafting the captivating music.

Seina Yaguchi, an accomplished art director, brings her creative vision to the project. Nozomi Hiratsuka is the mastermind behind the captivating color palette as the color key artist. Overseeing the art of cinematography is Junko Sakai, the compositing director of photography.

The meticulous editing work is entrusted to Kashiko Kimura, ensuring the final product is nothing short of perfection. The soundscape is orchestrated by Haru Yamada as the sound director, accompanied by the expert sound effects crafted by Hiroki Nozaki. Yoshinori Tsurumaki takes on the crucial role of Recording Engineer, adding his expertise to the team.

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Originally serialized in the Monday edition of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper from August 2008 until December 2019, The Diary of Ochibi-san (Ochibi-san) garnered a dedicated following. Crunchyroll also made the series accessible to a global audience by publishing it online. The manga has been compiled into 10 volumes by Asahi Shimbun Publishing. Notably, it previously served as the inspiration for a stop-motion animation featured in Hideaki Anno’s Japan Animator Expo project, a collaboration between his Studio Khara and media company Dwango, back in 2014.


Sources | Moyoco Anno’s Twitter account, Studio Khara’s websiteComic Natalie

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Amar Reddy, an IT professional based in Bangalore, combines his tech-savvy career with his passion as a part-time anime writer. A big fan of Goku and Vegeta, his love for these characters often seeps into his engaging and imaginative narratives, enchanting his reader base.
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