A new television anime adaptation of Kimitake Yoshioka’s TenPuru -No One Can Live on Loneliness- manga was announced on Wednesday through a dedicated website. The website unveiled the anime’s main cast, staff, first promotional video, and first key visual, giving fans a glimpse of what’s to come.
The anime is set to be directed by Kazuomi Koga, who has previously worked on Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible and Rent-A-Girlfriend. The characters will be designed by Masato Katsumata, who has worked on The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie and The Dangers in My Heart. Yōhei Kashii, known for My One-Hit Kill Sister, will be in charge of the series scripts.
The anime’s main cast includes:
- Masayuki Akasaka as Akemitsu Akagami
- Aimi as Yuzuki Aoba
- Yū Serizawa as Tsukuyo Aoba
- Nanami Yamashita as Kurage Aoba
- Madoka Asahina as Mia Christoph
- Sumire Uesaka as Kagura Baldwin
TenPuru is a romantic comedy manga series written and illustrated by Kimitake Yoshioka, who is also known for his work on Grand Blue Dreaming. The manga was first launched on Kodansha’s Comic Days manga app in September 2018 and the first compiled book volume was published in July 2019. The eighth volume of the manga is set to be released on January 23rd. The manga is also being released digitally in English by BookWalker Global.
The story of TenPuru revolves around Akemitsu Akegami, a young man who has always been told by his father that “no one can live alone”. However, Akemitsu is determined to prove his father wrong and live his life on his own terms. But, when a chance encounter with a young woman leads him to have impure thoughts, he decides to become a Buddhist monk and renounce worldly ways. But, the temple he chooses to devote himself to is full of women, including the same young woman he had met before. This sets the stage for a new harem romantic comedy from the creator of the hit college-comedy Grand Blue Dreaming.
Fans of the manga can look forward to the television anime adaptation, which promises to bring the story and characters to life in a whole new way. The first promotional video and key visual give a glimpse of the animation style and character designs, and fans are eagerly waiting for more information on the release date and other details.