Truly, we are in skeleton world and we just don’t know it.
On September 12, the official Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san (Skeleton Bookstore Employee Honda-san) anime website updated with a new trailer and the show’s premiere schedule.
We break the details down below.
The 102-second promo offers a look into the quirky world of the titular Honda-san, which is populated with gawkers, misfits, and incompetent coworkers. Character dialogue drives the main story beats.
The show will air on October 7. The full broadcast schedule is as follows:
- Tokyo MX: 10/7/2018 at 25:35 (10/8/2018 at 1:35 AM)
- BS11: 10/7/2018 at 24:30 (10/8/2018 at 12:30 AM)
- Sun TV: 10/7/2018 at 25:30 (10/8/2018 at 1:30 AM)
- KBS Kyoto: 10/7/2018 at 26:10 (10/8/2018 at 2:10 AM)
- J:COM TV: 10/8/2018 at 22:30 (10/8/2018 at 10:30 PM)
NicoNico, dAnime Store, and J:COM On Demand will all offer the title in digital formats.
Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san will hit Japanese TV in October. Tokyo MX, BS11, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and J:COM will all carry the series.
Owl Todoroki will direct Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san at studio DLE, with Naoko Kakiki providing character designs. Shin Okashima is in charge of series composition for the project.
TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND feat. Honda”, will perform opening theme song “ISBN ~Inner Sound & Book’s Narrative~ and closing theme Book-end, Happy-end.
Other confirmed staffers include:
- Music: TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND
- Music Production: Lantis
- Sound Director: Yuichi Imaizumi
- Sound Production: Half HP Studio
“The series will star the following:
- Honda: Sōma Saitō
- Armor: Akemi Okamura
- Ko-omote: Aya Endo
- Hōtai: Eri Kitamura
- Full-Face: Hiroki Yasumoto
- Rabbit Head: Kazutomi Yamamoto
- Lantern: Kimiko Saitō
- Kendo: Kōtarō Nishiyama
- Okitsune: Shizuka Itou
- Yōsetsu Mask: Toshiki Masuda
- Gas Mask: Wataru Hatano
- Pest Mask: Yōko Hikasa
- Kamibukuro: Yuko Sanpei
Honda’s Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san manga made its début in August 2015 on image sharing site Pixiv. The first compiled book hit retailers on March 2016, while book 2 launched in December of the same year. Book 3 hit retailers on September 27, 2017.
Online resource Baka-Updates describes the series as:
Honda-san is a skeleton working in a bookstore, and he frequently has to deal with foreigners in the manga section.