My Clueless First Friend is getting an anime adaptation by Studio St.Signpost. A teaser visual and trailer were released along with the main staff and cast. The anime is scheduled to air in 2023.
Shigenori Kageyama will be directing the series with Takafumi Hoshikawa and Shogo Yasukawa on the series composition. Chikashi Kadekaru is doing character designs while Toshio Masuda is composing the music. Konomi Kohara will voice Akane Nishimura and Shizuka Ishigami will play the role of Taiyou Takada.
The anime adaptation of My Clueless First Friend is based on the manga series by Taku Kawamura. Square Enix’s shonen manga magazine Monthly Gangan Joker has been serializing the series since May 2018 and it currently has 12 volumes. Square Enix Manga & Books is publishing the English edition and they describe the first volume as:
Opposites attract when a cheerful airhead meets the resident wallflower of his new class in this heartwarming, slice-of-life school comedy series!
One lonely, gloomy fifth-grade girl is the target of her classmates’ relentless bullying and teasing—that is, until a new kid arrives on the scene. Friendly Takada is as clueless as he is well-meaning, but somehow he possesses the magic ability to start drawing “Grim Reaper” Nishimura out of her shell. As the elementary schoolers experience all the fun of a childhood summer together—from going to the pool to picking sunflowers to watching fireworks—an unusual friendship blossoms!
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