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'Senpai wa Otokonoko' Announces Main Cast, Staff

by DatRandomDude
Feb 10, 8:26 AM | 14 Comments
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Pomu's Senpai wa Otokonoko (Senpai Is an Otokonoko) web manga revealed the main cast, staff, and the first key visual (pictured) on Saturday. The anime is scheduled to premiere on Fuji TV's noitaminA programming block in 2024.

Makoto Hanaoka: Shuuichirou Umeda (Zom 100: Zombie ni Naru made ni Shitai 100 no Koto)
Saki Aoi: Akira Sekine (Princess Principal)
Ryuuji Taiga: Yuuma Uchida (Given)

Director: Shinsuke Yanagi (Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun)
Series Composition: Yoriko Tomita (Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru)
Character Design: Shouto Shinkai (Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Motokano datta animation director)
Music: Yukari Hashimoto (Komi-san wa, Comyushou desu.)
Studio: Project No.9

Pomu originally posted the crossdressing romance manga under the title Otokonoko ga Kouhai ni Kokuhaku sareru Hanashi on her Twitter account in July 2019 before serializing it on the LINE Manga platform from December 2019 to December 2021. Ichijinsha published the seventh volume last November, with the eighth volume scheduled for an April 1 release.

Webtoon began releasing the manga in English on March 9. The platform also publishes it in multiple foreign languages, including Taiwanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai, French, and German.

Key Visual PV

Source: Comic Natalie

14 Comments Recent Comments

I considered checking out the manga possibly but maybe id just wait for the anime to see if i like the series now it is getting an adaptation.

Feb 12, 3:19 PM by traed

@CrazyButNot4U Lol. Crossdressing has been a thing in anime since anime existed. Japan has a very long history of crossdressing as well going back literal centuries.

The guy that wrote Astro Boy also wrote "Princess Knight" in the early 50s which has a crossgender lead. Ranma1/2 is one of the most popular animes of all time and revolves around a gender switching lead with tons of crossdressing. Not to mention the dozens of gender swap isekais.

Feb 12, 9:37 AM by Idiomatic

@MichaelJackson Naomi? But as far as I remember, her typecasting is mainly eccentric girls with an ambitious character.

Feb 11, 3:22 PM by RobertBobert

@RobertBobert they should have picked Naomi Oozora instead

Feb 11, 3:20 PM by MichaelJackson

Femboy the anime???? Heck yes.

Feb 11, 2:47 PM by StarPebblit

@CrazyButNot4U This kind of premise is not new in manga or LN, you can find such plots since the 90s. At the same time, it is extremely naive to expect that a story about gender prejudice will ultimately end with a return to it. It simply doesn't make sense, and the rare works whose ending so blatantly contradicts the original idea are almost never well received.

Feb 11, 10:26 AM by RobertBobert

This is definitely a weird premise. ⚠️

I was totally bamboozled with the pic, it's actually a guy... 😒

So this kind of thing is a thing nowadays.

I just hope he won't

Feb 11, 8:21 AM by CrazyButNot4U

@mshfqtny Oh, man, that would be awesome if it was Murase Ayumu!
As a fan of Paralive and the project members, I'd be very happy with that, though Shuuichirou is pretty good too.

Feb 11, 1:57 AM by Omarumba

@Ishitateso Haha, I know that, dude :D

The manga is already finished, so you can check it out before the anime comes out. It's a rather unusual work, while being engaging and colorful. At first it seems like an ordinary comedy romance (though unusual), but it gets much more interesting towards the middle, reminiscent of Kaguya-sama in that respect. In general - recommended.

Feb 11, 1:49 AM by Omarumba

@Omarumba I don't want to rain on your enthusiasm but judging by the description of this upcoming series that "beautiful girl" in the poster is actually a boy - not the best trait when it comes to waifu material :D. Anyway, putting the jokes aside, it seems an interesting anime, I put it into my PTW list.

Feb 11, 12:24 AM by Ishitateso

@RobertBobert i like it that they did that. Normally It would be either a female va or murase ayumu

Feb 10, 11:21 PM by mshfqtny

What a beautiful girl on the poster, it's definitely a new waifu.

Aniplex is cooking up something interesting, well Makoto Hanaoka has an interesting new role after his role as Pochita (and no, not the one you're thinking of).

Feb 10, 3:20 PM by Omarumba

I'm very excited for this; I loved the manga.

Feb 10, 10:09 AM by Merulox

Did they take a male VA? Quite unusual, considering the practice of voicing otokonoko characters.

Feb 10, 9:43 AM by RobertBobert

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