Comedy Manga Danchi Tomoo Gets Anime Adaptation

The latest issue of Shogakukan’s Big Comic Spirits magazine has announced that a television adaptation of Tobira Oda’s comedy manga Danchi Tomoo has been green-lit. The anime is set to premiere on the Japanese broadcaster NHK this spring.

The manga follows a fourth-grade boy named Tomoo who lives in an apartment complex with his mother and big sister. With his father away on a long-term work contract, Tomoo gets into one misadventure after another with his friends. The manga has been running since 2003, and was nominated for the prestigious Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2005, 2006, and 2007.

More details on the anime will be revealed in a future issue of Big Comic Spirits on January 28.