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)
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.