By Patrick Aguda / November 25th, 2015
Recently the official Twitter account for Unhappy (Anhapi), the anime adaptation of Cotoji’s comedy schoolgirl manga, revealed the staff who would be working on the adaptation as well as when the anime would premiere.
The anime will be produced by SILVER LINK. They are known for producing shows such as Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Strike the Blood, Non Non Biyori, and Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts. It will be directed by Shin Oonuma. Oonuma has previously worked on shows such as Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts, C³, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, and WATAMOTE. The scripts will be written by Hitoshi Tanaka who has previously worked on Go! Princess Precure. Miwa Oshima will be the chief animation director and will design the characters for the anime. Oshima has previously worked on Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts, C³, GJ Club and Shin Koihime Musou.
A synopsis of the story is provided by ANN:
The story centers around class 1-7 of Tennogofune Academy, where all the students with “bad karma” or misfortune seem to have been gathered. Hibari, a student in this class, meets the unlucky Hanako and the perennially unhealthy Botan on her first day of school, and together they try to find a way to turn their school life into a happy one.
The original manga was written by Cotoji. It was first published by Houbunsha in their Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine in December 2012. It currently has 4 volumes published. Yen Press has licensed the manga for release in North America under the title Unhappy Go Lucky! and is planning to release the 1st volume sometime in 2016.
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