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Ballpoint Pen Writing Image Character 'Nippen no Miko-chan' Gets Anime CM Series

by tsubasalover
Dec 7, 2:03 AM | 11 Comments

The official Twitter for the ballpoint pen writing image character Nippen no Miko-chan has announced that it will receive an anime CM series, which will be broadcast within the news discussion show 5-ji ni Muchuu on Tokyo MX starting January 8, 2018. Koutarou Ishidate (Tesagure! Bukatsumono) will direct the series.

Cast
Miko-chan: Aya Hirano (the Fairy Tail series)
Nyanko: Tomokazu Sugita (the Gintama series)

Nippen no Miko-chan is an image character used in lectures of the Japan Pen Writing Study Organization since 1972. The organization has been teaching people to write with ballpoint pens with help of the 9-koma manga featuring her. There are various mangaka involving in drawing the 9-koma manga, and Shouta Hattori has been in charge since earlier this year.

Official Twitter: @nippen_mikochan

Source: animate Time

11 Comments Recent Comments

Sugita as a cat. A weird choice.

Dec 7, 2:27 PM by Paul

I love these kind of adaptation, so relaxing and short

Dec 7, 10:48 AM by youseiki

They've made a series about convenience store, rice boys, what will they think of next.

Dec 7, 10:05 AM by Stripesu

If this i going to be a trend, then at least have Sanrio put out some high budget shorts of some of their cuter and lesser known characters (or 12 episodes of 5-7 minute Criticrista shorts, I'd buy that).

Dec 7, 8:19 AM by Hoppy

einonymous said:
I guess anime is just another form of advertisement...

It's not like it was a big secret.

Dec 7, 8:02 AM by Swagernator

I guess anime is just another form of advertisement...

Dec 7, 8:00 AM by einonymous

Line Stickers and now this...

At least i'm happy to see Sugita Tomokazu there.

Dec 7, 4:24 AM by Detective1412

I have mixed thoughts but I will watch it for the design and Hirano Aya. I wonder what are the genres for this.

Dec 7, 4:03 AM by Catalano

I hope they keep it faithful to the source material.

Dec 7, 3:53 AM by Lordwen

Catalano said:
Apparently Japan will make an anime out of everything


Next up, Anime personifying the seven oceans as teenage girls to broadcast in January 2019.

Dec 7, 2:49 AM by Hereditus

Apparently Japan will make an anime out of everything

Dec 7, 2:44 AM by Catalano