The upcoming Chinese-Japanese comedy series To Be Hero X anime has revealed its first concept visual and trailer at the AnimeJapan 2023 event. It has been also decided that the anime project will be made jointly by Bilibili and Aniplex.
Li Haoling, who directed the popular Chinese animated series Link Click, will be directing the series. Studio LAN and Paper Plane Animation will be animating the series.
To Be Hero X anime is the newest sequel from the original 2016 series To Be Hero. It was animated by Studio LAN, produced by Haoliners Animation League, and supervised by Shinichi Watanabe. The series had several modifications for its Japan release, including a separate Japanese cast, as well as unique opening themes for both the Chinese and Japanese releases.
Crunchyroll has licensed the original To Be Hero anime outside of China and Japan, describing the plot as:
The protagonist, Old Man, is very attractive but a terrible slob, a failure as a father, and works as a toilet seat designer. He is divorced from his wife, and lives with his daughter, Min-chan, who is both very smart and athletic.
One day, as he was taking a dump, he was sucked into his toilet and given the important job of becoming a hero to save the world! He ends up having to give up his good looks for a chubby frame in exchange.
Old Man’s battle to protect the Earth and Min-chan is about to start…
It also received a 2018 sequel titled To Be Heroine, and was directed by Li Haoling and animated by Studio.LAN! and Haoliners Animation League as well.
Source: Official Website
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