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Mangaka Soichiro Yamamoto Expresses Thanks for Three Consecutive Anime with Crossover Illustration

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Having your manga adapted into an anime is a monumental achievement in itself, but to have three different works adapted in one year and air back-to-back across three seasons? That’s something special, and the original creator behind that incredible run knows it.


Following the broadcast of Teasing Master Takagi-san‘s third season in Winter 2022, In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki in Spring 2022 and When Will Ayumu Make His Move? this season, Soichiro Yamamoto took to Twitter to say how fun it was to watch them all in a row and expressed his gratitude with a special illustration depicting all three protagonists.


Soichiro Yamamoto illustration with Takagi, Tsubaki and Urushi




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The third season of Teaser Master Takagi-san was directed by Hiroaki Akagi (A Couple of Cuckoos) at studio Shin-Ei Animation, while When Will Ayumu Make His Move? was directed by Mirai Minato (Masamune-kun’s Revenge) at studio SILVER LINK. In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki was directed by Takudai Kakuchi (My Hero Academia episode director) at studio CloverWorks and is currently streaming on Crunchyroll, who describes the series as such:


Deep in the mountains in the middle of nowhere lives a group of kunoichi called Akane Class. These kunoichi work hard together to improve their own skills, and they all live by an unbreakable rule: “Contact with men is strictly forbidden.” But everything takes an unexpected turn when Tsubaki, leader of one of the groups, starts experiencing strange feelings whenever the subject of men comes up.


Source: Soichiro Yamamoto on Twitter



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