Senpai Is An Otokonoko promises a delightfully fresh and heartwarming story that defies gender norms and celebrates love in all its forms. As Makoto navigates the complexities of identity and relationships, the anime adaptation by the talented team at Project No.9 is poised to bring Pomu's beloved manga to life with vibrant visuals, an endearing cast of characters, and a soundtrack sure to tug at the heartstrings.

With its premiere slated for July 4th in Japan, this series invites viewers to open their minds and embrace the idea that love transcends labels and appearances. As Saki's unwavering affection for her senpai blossoms, audiences will undoubtedly find themselves rooting for their heartwarming connection. Be sure to share this delightful gem with friends and loved ones when it arrives, as Senpai Is An Otokonoko promises a viewing experience that will leave a lasting impression of acceptance and joy.

Main Promotional Video and Theme Songs Released

On the official website for the anime adaptation of the manga created by Pomu, Senpai Is An Otokonoko (Senpai wa Otokonoko), the main promotional video has been unveiled. This video confirms that the premiere date is set for July 4 in Japan and features previews of the musical themes, including:

  • Kujira will perform both the opening theme titled "Wagamama" and the closing theme titled "Are ga Koi Datta no kana feat. Nishina".

Pomu began publishing the manga through the digital platform LINE Manga in December 2019, concluding it in December 2021 after releasing a total of one hundred chapters. Pomu is also the creator of another manga, Shinobimasu!, which has been serialized in the magazine Manga Time Kirara Max since September 2017.

Voice Cast and Production Team

The voice cast for the anime includes:

  • Shuichirou Umeda as Makoto Hanaoka.
  • Yuuma Uchida as Ryuuji Taiga.
  • Akira Sekine as Saki Aoi.
  • Mai Nakahara as Mika Hanaoka.
  • Kaori Maeda as Konatsu Taiga.

The production team consists of:

  • Shinsuke Yanagi (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun, Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun, Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?) is in charge of directing the anime at studios Project No.9.
  • Yoriko Tomita (Enen no Shouboutai, Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru, Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Shouto Shinkai (SK8 The Infinity, Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsunomanika Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken, Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Motokano datta) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
  • Yukari Hashimoto (Toradora!, Komi-san wa, Komyushou desu., Golden Time, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun) is in charge of composing the soundtrack.

Synopsis of Senpai Is An Otokonoko

Makoto Hanaoka, a second-year female student, easily attracts the attention of others. Saki Aoi, a first-year student, is no exception and falls in love with Makoto at first sight. Having a vibrant and vigorous personality, she does not hesitate to confess her feelings to her superior. However, Makoto differs significantly from the person Saki perceives: Makoto is not a girl but a cross-dressing boy!

After revealing his well-known secret to Saki, Makoto expects her to be upset. Surprisingly, this revelation captivates her. Despite his continued rejections, Saki's determination does not wane, and she declares that Makoto will become her first love. With Saki and her childhood friend by his side, Makoto's world lights up, giving him strength amidst the struggle between his interests and the expectations placed on him.


Senpai Is An Otokonoko is a story that explores themes of identity, acceptance, and the fluidity of love. It captures the essence of adolescence and the journey of self-discovery with grace and authenticity. As Makoto and Saki's relationship develops, viewers will be drawn into a narrative that challenges traditional gender roles and celebrates individuality.

The anime adaptation's faithful representation of the manga, coupled with its talented production team and voice cast, promises to deliver an engaging and thought-provoking viewing experience. The series is set to be a highlight of the summer anime season, offering a blend of heartfelt moments and meaningful messages.

Don't miss the premiere on July 4th in Japan, and be sure to share this touching and inclusive story with friends and loved ones. Senpai Is An Otokonoko is more than just an anime; it's a celebration of love and acceptance in all its beautiful forms.

"Love is not about finding the perfect person, but about seeing an imperfect person perfectly." - Anonymous

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Source: Comic Natalie

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