Anime Sasaki and Peeps starring Tomokazu Sugita, Aoi Yūki to premiere in January
Kodoani.com – Nippon Columbia officially announced on Sunday that the music group MADKID will perform the opening theme song “FLY” for the television anime adapted from the novel ” Sasaki and Peep” (Sasaki and Pichan) by writer Buncololi and illustrator Kantoku.
The anime is expected to premiere in January 2024. The first episode of the anime was introduced globally at the Anime NYC event on Saturday.
Below is a list of anime voice actors:
Tomokazu Sugita will take on the role of Sasaki. Aoi Yūki will voice the character Pii-chan/Peeps. Rie Takahashi will play the character Hoshizaki. Akari Kitō will play Otonari-san (Next Door Neighbor). Miyu Tomita will take on the role of Elsa. Inori Minase will voice the character Magical Pink. Ryotaro Okiayu will play the character Akutsu.
Mirai Minato, director of works such as “Masamune-kun’s Revenge” and “BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense,” will take on the role of director at the production company. SILVER LINK. Deko Akao, who participated in writing the scripts of “Higehiro,” “Komi Can’t Communication,” and “Flying Witch,” will be the writer and script supervisor. Saori Nakashiki, character artist from “The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!” and “Tales of Wedding Rings,” will do the character design work.
Yen Press is releasing the novel in English and describes the story as follows:
Sasaki’s dull office life, always filled with work, leaves him tired and unsatisfied every day. In search of a companion to fill the void in his life, he suddenly visited a pet store, not expecting that it would be the step that would change his life forever.
After raising an adorable bird and bringing it home, his new roommate reveals that it is an incredible sage from another world. This person quickly granted Sasaki supernatural powers and the ability to travel between worlds. While Sasaki only wants to use this power to live in peace and comfort, there are many colorful characters that can hinder that.
Kadokawa began publishing the novel in January 2021 with illustrations by Kantoku, and continues to publish it. The novel won the Tankōban and Novel categories of the 2022 edition of Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel series is amazing!).
Pureji Osho also has a manga adaptation airing on Kadokawa’s ComicWalker website. Yen Press is releasing the manga in English.