Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia has announced in a television advertisement on Monday their simulcast titles for the winter season next year, which are The Ryuo’s Job is Never Done! and Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san.
The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!
A teenage boy named Yaichi Kuzuryu happens to be the strongest shogi player in history, holding the top title of “Ryuo” (Dragon King). One fateful day, shogi-loving elementary student, Ai Hinatsuru, appears before him claiming that he promised to be her master. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!, also known by its Japanese title “Ryuo no Oshigoto!”, is an upcoming anime adaptation of a light novel series written by Shirow Shiratori, who created the slice-of-life comedy series No-Rin, and illustrated by Shirabi.
The light novel is being published by SB Creative under its GA Bunko imprint since 2015, which currently has five (5) volumes.
The anime adaptation will be directed by Shinsuke Yanagi, who previously directed the comedy anime And you thought there is never a girl online?, while New Game! scriptwriter Fumihiko Shimo will handle the series composition. Akane Yano, who also worked with Yanagi on the same series, will adapt Shirabi’s original character designs, which will be produced by anime studio Project No. 9.
The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Yuma Uchida (“Hayate Immelmann”, Macross Delta) as “Yaichi Kuzuryu”, and Rina Hidaka (“Enju Aihara”, Black Bullet) as “Ai Hinatsuru”.
The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done! premieres on January 8, airing Every Monday Nights at 11:00pm (10:00pm JKT), airing the Same day as Japan.
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san
Tired of being mercilessly teased by his classmate Takagi, Nishikata has vowed to get her back and successfully tease the girl that’s made him blush countless times. After all, if you blush, you lose! But getting vengeance isn’t so easy when every attempt blows up in his face. Will Nishikata ever make Takagi blush or will he gain something more fulfilling from his bumbling attempts? (Synopsis from FUNimation)
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san is an upcoming anime adaptation of a manga series by Soichiro Yamamoto, which is being published by Shogakukan since 2013, and currently has six (6) volumes.
The anime adaptation will be directed by Hiroaki Akagi, who worked on several Crayon Shin-Chan movie adaptations, while Gintama scriptwriter Michiko Yokote will handle series composition. Aya Takano, who also worked on Himouto! Umaru-chan, handles character designs, which will be produced by Shin-Ei Production.
The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Yuuki Kaji (“Shoto Todoroki”, My Hero Academia) as “Nishikata”, and Rie Takahashi (“Mash Kyrielight”, Fate/Grand Order: First Order) as “Takagi-san”.
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san premieres on January 8, Every Monday nights at 11:30pm (10:30pm JKT), airing the Same day as Japan.