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Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san Anime Gets Trailer, Visual, Staff, & Cast

So… is this going to be like an adorable Tonari no Seki-kun with prank wars? I can get down with that.

Earlier today, the official Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san (Takagi-san, the Master of Teasing) anime website opened its doors. The site features a teaser trailer and visual, as well as the core cast and crew attached to the show. We break the details down below:

Promo Video

The 90-second trailer features a prank gone horribly wrong as male lead Nishikata tries to play a trick on classmate Takagi. She turns the tables, though, and has him make a face that gets him in trouble with the teacher. The rest of the trailer involves Takagi calling to classmate, who’s ignoring her to avoid getting in trouble. When he finally turns over, she’s looking over, head on her desk, as she says “You finally looked at me.”

Key Visual

The visual features leading lady Takagi-san sitting at her desk, head in palm as she smiles and looks toward the camera.


Hiroaki Akagi (Hina Logic – from Luck & Logic) will direct the show at Shin-Ei Animation, with Aya Takano (Himouto! Umaru-chan, Polar Bear’s Cafe) providing character designs. Michiko Yokote (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Genshiken) is in charge of series composition for the project.

Takuji Mogi and Natsuko Kondou will serve as Chief Animation Directors on the title.


The two leads’ roles were confirmed:

  • Nishikata: Yuuki Kaji
  • Takagi-san: Rie Takahashi

The series is slated to premiere in January 2018.

Sōichirō Yamamoto’s Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san launched in 2013, in the pages of Gessan Mini. The title currently spans six collected volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on August 10.

Source: Comic Natalie

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