Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan, a dark comedy anime by Studio Blanc, is set to begin airing on July 5th, 2021. Originally slated for 2020, the anime was delayed to July 2021.
Studio Blanc (My Girlfriend is Shobitch) is producing the series. Nobuyoshi Nagayama (Happy Sugar Life) is directing the anime. Yusuke Shibata and Mizuki Takahashi are doing character designs. Kei Haneoka is in charge of the music, while Touko Machida is doing series composition.
The official website for the anime revealed a new PV, as well as a cast listing. The anime cast features a lot of big names in the industry and includes Kamiya Hiroshi as Uramichi Omota, Mamoru Miyano as Iketeru Daga, and Nana Mizuki as Utano Tadano. Ryohei Kimura (Hanbee), Yuichi Nakamura (Mitsuo), Daisuke Ono (Makahito), Kenichi Suzumura (Saito), and Tomokazu Sugita (Tobikichi) are also starring in the anime.
In addition, Rina Satou, Natsuki Hanae, and Kenjiro Tsuda also star in the series. Previously it was announced that Mamoru Miyano and Nana Mizuki will perform the opening theme, as their characters. In addition to the OP, Mamoru Miyano is also performing the ending theme.
Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan is based on a manga by Gaku Kuze. It started publishing in 2017 and currently has over 30 chapters. The story follows Uramichi, a 31-year old children’s TV host. However, he is anything but a happy host you’d expect to see. While his coworkers enjoy their work, Uramichi is too cynical and burn out.
Kodansha, English licensor for the manga, describes it as:
How did the cynical Uramichi end up hosting a TV show for small children? And how long is the studio going to let him keep teaching the kids the sorrow and exhaustion of life instead of, say, the ABCs? This dark comedy manga started as a webcomic and became a bestseller across Japan — with an anime coming soon!
While you wait for the anime, you can watch the new PV for Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan below:
Source: Official Website