After-School Hanako-kun revealed the episode 1 preview images along with its plot summary almost a week before its premiere on October 10, 2023, on Crunchyroll. The show will showcase two different parts in its first episode.
The first part, “Hanako-kun After School“, will show Hanako’s efforts in coming up with ideas and consulting Aoi to at least make Yashiro Nene’s toilet cleaning experience more enjoyable. The second part, “Mokke Be Ambitious,” will tell of the huge ambition Mokke has in becoming one of the Seven Wonders of Kamome Academy.
After-School Hanako-kun is a spin-off manga series of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun. Both are written and illustrated by Aidalro. Studio Lerche is in charge of the spin-off’s adaptation with Masaki Kitamura as the series director; Aya Hinoue is the chief animation director and character designer; Kazuma Nagamoto is in charge of the series composition; and Hiroshi Takaki is the music composer. Every episode will be 10 minutes long and will be available for streaming on Crunchyroll two days before its official release in Japan.
The original cast will return in the spin-off series: Megumi Ogata (also known for voicing Yuta Okkutsu of Jujutsu Kaisen 0) is Hanako-kun, Akari Kito (the voice behind Kamado Nezuko of Demon Slayer) is Nene Yashiro, and Shoya Chiba (who also voiced Ayanokoji Kiyotaka of Classroom of the Elite) is Kou Minamoto.
Yen Press digitally releases the manga and they describe the storyline as:
“Hanako-san, Hanako-san…are you there?”
At Kamome Academy, rumors abound about the school’s Seven Mysteries, one of which is Hanako-san. Said to occupy the third stall of the third-floor girls’ bathroom in the old school building, Hanako-san grants any wish when summoned. Nene Yashiro, an occult-loving high school girl who dreams of romance, ventures into this haunted bathroom…but the Hanako-san she meets there is nothing like she imagined! Kamome Academy’s Hanako-san…is a boy!
Source: Official Website
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