From the mind that brought you Mr. Osomatsu comes an all-new family comedy.

Earlier today, an official website and Twitter account opened their doors to announce that Tensai Bakabon will receive a new anime TV series, titled Shinya! Tensai Bakabon (Late Night! Tensai Bakabon). The show’s core cast and crew, as well as a key visual were unveiled.

We break the details down below:


The image features the members of Bakabon’s family, all of whom have their eyes blurred out.


Toru Hosokawa (Baka Mukashi Banashi Gekijōban ~Jijii Wars~, Polar Bear’s Cafe) was tapped to pull double duty at Pierrot+, working as director and taking charge of series composition for the project. Takashi Yamamoto will serve as assistant director. Takaaki Wada is providing character designs for the project.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Sound Director: Hiromi Kikuta
  • Music Production: Avex Pictures


The series will star the following:

  • Bakabon: Miyu Irino
  • Bakabon’s Father: Arata Furuta
  • Bakabon’s Mother: Noriko Hidaka
  • Hajime: Ai Nonaka
  • Rerere no Ojisan: Akira Ishida
  • Honkan: Toshiyuki Morikawa
  • Unagi-Inu: Takahiro Sakurai


Four prominent manga creators sketched illustrations to celebrate the work:

  • Tetsuya Chiba
  • Kenichi Kitami
  • Mitsuru Adachi
  • Rumiko Takahashi

Tensai Bakabon will hit Japanese TV in July, taking up a late-night slot.

The late Fujio Akatsuka’s Tensai Bakabon manga kicked off in 1967, in the pages of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine. The series ran through 1976, spanning 38 collected volumes. The title spawned four anime TV series, as well as a 2015 anime film and a 2016 live-action TV series.

Akatsuka passed away due to esophageal cancer in 2008. He was 72.

Source: Comic Natalie