During the MAPPA Stage 2023 event, it was announced that the renowned director Hiroko Utsumi will be teaming up with MAPPA once again for an exciting new original anime series called Bucchigiri?! If you're wondering what the buzz is all about, well, let me spill the tea.

Bucchigiri?! will bring together the world of Japanese delinquent school life and the captivating tales from the collection of Middle Eastern folk stories, One Thousand and One Nights. It's a fusion of two intriguing elements that are bound to create an anime experience like no other. Are you ready for the ride?

To get everyone hyped up, a promotional video and a visual were released, giving us a sneak peek into this thrilling new series. And let me tell you, it's looking absolutely kawaii!

But hold up, my dear readers! This collaboration between Utsumi and MAPPA isn't something new. They've previously worked together on the anime adaptation of the popular manga Banana Fish, which hit our screens back in 2018. Utsumi has also left her mark on other notable projects such as Sk8 the Infinity and some films from the Free! anime series. With such an impressive track record, we can expect nothing short of excellence from this dream team.

Production team

Now, let's talk about the talented folks working behind the scenes to make Bucchigiri?! a reality. Takahiro Kagami will be in charge of character design and animation direction, ensuring that each character shines with their own unique style. Taku Kishimoto, a master of storytelling, will be penning the scripts for the series, weaving together a captivating narrative that will keep us on the edge of our seats. And let's not forget about the music! The talented Michiru Oshima will be composing the soundtrack, bringing life and emotion to every scene.

  • Takahiro Kagami will be in charge of character design and animation direction.
  • Taku Kishimoto will write the scripts for the series.
  • Michiru Oshima will be in charge of the soundtrack.


So mark your calendars, folks! Bucchigiri?! is on its way to grace our screens with a captivating blend of Japanese school delinquents and the enchanting tales of One Thousand and One Nights. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world where these two distinct cultures collide in the most unexpected and delightful ways. It's going to be an anime experience that will have you squealing at every turn.

Stay tuned for more updates, my fellow anime aficionados, and get ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure with Bucchigiri?! Exciting times await!

Source: Comic Natalie


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