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Dec 5, 2018 6:32 PM
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Kodansha launched an official website for a TV anime adaptation of Masakuni Igarashi's comedy slice of life manga Senryuu Shoujo (Senryuu Girl) on Thursday. Voice actress Kana Hanazawa (Bakemonogatari) will star as the main character Nanako Yukishiro. The anime series will air in Spring 2019.

Nanako Yukishiro is a cute, cheerful high school girl with one peculiar trait—instead of verbal communication, she writes senryuu, a type of haiku, to relay her thoughts. Together with ex-delinquent Eiji Busujima, they are budding freshmen of the school's Literature Club. Even though Nanako doesn't talk, with the power of senryuu, the adorable pair has no problem enjoying their fun school-life through the tune of 5-7-5 syllables. (Source: MerakiScans, edited)

Director, Series Composition: Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei!)
Character Design: Maki Hashimoto (Strike the Blood animation director)
Studio: Connect

Igarashi began serializing the 4-koma manga in Weekly Shounen Magazine in October 2016, which has six volumes in print as of September 14. Kodansha will publish the seventh volume on December 17. The manga has a cumulative 450,000 copies of its compiled volumes in circulation.

Senryuu Shoujo ranked among the top 20 manga in the 4th Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Taisho, a joint award by Kadokawa's Da Vinci literature magazine and streaming platform Niconico, which was announced this past August.

Kodansha posted a promotional video for the manga last July.

Promotional Video

Official site:
Official Twitter: @senryu_anime

Source: Comic Natalie

Senryuu Shoujo on MAL
Dec 5, 2018 6:42 PM

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The design on the anime seems so generic compared to the manga. But hey, I'm a verminnwho watch every anime adaptation of manga I read so I'll be on this. Even more when hana kana is doing nanako.

also curious at hoe they'll be making it on anime form considering how many jokes exist because of 4 koms format and thst nanako uses poem to talk
Dec 5, 2018 6:43 PM

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Nice, it's a very cute manga. Seems studio connect is silver link's partner or maybe even part of silver link(?) (looking from the anime they worked). Hope they will do a good job adapting this. Also more Hanakana is always welcome.
Dec 5, 2018 7:00 PM

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A quiet girl who only talks through writing and (as ANN put it) "an intimidating but kind boy" makes it sound as though Azazel from Beelzebub-jou got split into two characters. Just kind of a funny thought, not saying there was actually any influence - not that that would even be a bad thing. (The Beelzebub-jou manga did start over a year earlier.)
Dec 5, 2018 7:04 PM

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Holy shhh, another good manga gets tv anime. Too many good news nowadays. Is the world gonna end?
Dec 5, 2018 7:49 PM

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wait. they get hanakana to play the role of a character.............that doesnt talk! money well spent there guys
Dec 5, 2018 8:22 PM
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Oh My God it's here
The cute haiku speaking girl
With it's new fun show
Dec 5, 2018 8:52 PM

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I'm excited to watch this one. :D
Dec 5, 2018 8:56 PM

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I prefer the manga art but it's good that it will get an adaptation, lowkey waiting for Komi-san
Dec 5, 2018 9:21 PM

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Sounds fun, will watch for HanaKana. xD
Dec 5, 2018 9:44 PM

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Looking forward to this!
HanaKana, y’all, it’s a definite must watch for me!

Nice to see the manga among the top ranked ones too!
Hopefully, this will add a good mix of Comedy to the already action packed Spring 2019 Season that is to come.
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Dec 5, 2018 10:59 PM

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Definitely looking forward to it.
Dec 6, 2018 12:46 AM

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spring 2019 :
Hitoribocchi no ○○ Seikatsu
Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san
Senryuu Shoujo

ok i'm ready to die from cuteness
Dec 6, 2018 2:20 AM

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The most cheerful mute you'll ever see.
Dec 6, 2018 3:27 AM

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It's about time. First Senko-san and now this. My favorite mangas keep getting animated left and right. Although Nanako deserves way more attention than Senko-san imo. And her VA is HanaKana? Anybody who's thinking to watch this anime without reading the manga, grab your insulin first because you can actually die from cuteness overload.

Mattaku Saikin no Tantei to Kitara (from the same author) anime when?

Dec 6, 2018 6:54 AM

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I was waiting for this.

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Dec 6, 2018 6:57 AM

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Sounds overwhelmingly cute, I'll try it out.

Dec 6, 2018 8:44 AM
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Oh shit Nanako voiced by Kanahana, my body is ready
Dec 6, 2018 8:25 PM

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They sure love getting Hana Kana for roles where she doesn't speak.
Dec 6, 2018 9:51 PM

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i wonder how hana even speak?
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Dec 7, 2018 5:15 AM

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Kuma said:
i wonder how hana even speak?
The same way Eucliwood speak.
Dec 9, 2018 7:50 PM

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This seems pretty cute and interesting. And I love stuff related with poetry and literature so I'll definitely check this out.
Dec 24, 2018 1:02 AM
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Dec 24, 2018 1:26 AM
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I'm excited to watch this one. :D
Dec 24, 2018 6:17 AM

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Very good news! MC reminds me of Nagi no Asukara's Manaka with Hanazawa Kana voicing her :D
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Came wait to hear Hana Kana speak in Haikus. I walked KyoAni to do this