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Manga 'Senryuu Shoujo' Receives TV Anime Adaptation

by Vindstot
Dec 5, 2018 6:32 PM | 25 Comments
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

20 of 25 Comments Recent Comments

Came wait to hear Hana Kana speak in Haikus. I walked KyoAni to do this

5 hours ago by anirudhtsuki

Very good news! MC reminds me of Nagi no Asukara's Manaka with Hanazawa Kana voicing her :D

Dec 24, 2018 6:17 AM by Killuah90

I'm excited to watch this one. :D

Dec 24, 2018 1:26 AM by Julazeio

Dec 24, 2018 1:02 AM by tsubasalover

This seems pretty cute and interesting. And I love stuff related with poetry and literature so I'll definitely check this out.

Dec 9, 2018 7:50 PM by wandavion

Kuma said:
i wonder how hana even speak?
The same way Eucliwood speak.

Dec 7, 2018 5:15 AM by NeoAnkara

i wonder how hana even speak?

Dec 6, 2018 9:51 PM by Kuma

They sure love getting Hana Kana for roles where she doesn't speak.

Dec 6, 2018 8:25 PM by Retolee

Oh shit Nanako voiced by Kanahana, my body is ready

Dec 6, 2018 8:44 AM by nagatoyuno

Sounds overwhelmingly cute, I'll try it out.

Dec 6, 2018 6:57 AM by Hoppy

I was waiting for this.

Dec 6, 2018 6:54 AM by Major_Gilbert

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 3:27 AM by Renkini

The most cheerful mute you'll ever see.

Dec 6, 2018 2:20 AM by ReaperCreeper

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

ok i'm ready to die from cuteness

Dec 6, 2018 12:46 AM by tragedydesu

Definitely looking forward to it.

Dec 5, 2018 10:59 PM by Detective1412

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.

Dec 5, 2018 9:44 PM by _MushiRock11_

Sounds fun, will watch for HanaKana. xD

Dec 5, 2018 9:21 PM by Lelouch0202

I prefer the manga art but it's good that it will get an adaptation, lowkey waiting for Komi-san

Dec 5, 2018 8:56 PM by Antagonized

I'm excited to watch this one. :D

Dec 5, 2018 8:52 PM by Mg204

Oh My God it's here
The cute haiku speaking girl
With it's new fun show

Dec 5, 2018 8:22 PM by FragileGlass

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