A new video was recently uploaded on Saturday in the official website of the Senpai is an Otokonoko (Senpai wa Otokonoko or “this is him (can’t be anyone else) anime. Although the video does not have animation, it revealed the cast, staff, and the premiere date of 2024. No official date has been released as of press time.
The main cast members that are announced so far Shuichiro Umeda to voice Makoto Hanaoka. Akira Sekine will be voicing Saki Aoi. Lastly, Yuma Uchida will be voicing Ryuji Taiga.
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki and The Ryuo’s Work Is Never Done! director Shinsuke Yanagai will be directing the anime at the anime studio, project No. 9. Shoto Shinkai is credited for character design and My Dress-Up Darling scriptwriter Yoriko Tomita will also be penning the script for this series.
Although no specific premiere date was given as of press time, the video revealed that the anime will air every Thursday 24:55 (technically Friday at 12:55 am) in Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block. The anime streaming platform giant Crunchyroll also confirmed to stream the series.
The upcoming anime adaptation is based on the manga of the same published on the LINE manga app in 2019. The seventh compiled volume of the manga was released by Ichijinsha on November 24. The manga’s popularity got to the top of AnimeJapan’s “Manga We Want to See Animated” poll back in 2022.
Line Webtoon digitally publishes the manga in English. The manga platform revealed the series’ synopsis:
“Can true love really overcome any obstacles? Saki, a high school student, confesses her feelings to Makoto. Taken aback, Makoto reveals his secret, but the sudden discovery doesn’t seem to bother Saki who is already head over heels for him. After being rejected, Saki asks Ryuji, Makoto’s childhood friend, for some advice on how to win his heart. A love triangle unfolds when Ryuji realizes that he might also have some feelings for his old friend.”