The third season of Dropkick on My Devil! (known a Jashin-chan Dropkick in Japanese) is coming out this July. But prior to that date, the Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting Co., Ltd station is going to broadcast the Dropkick on My Devil! X Mame Anime program. This program, which will begin on April 6, has Jashin-chan and other characters checking out different places in Hokkaido, as a way to make people more interested in Japan’s second biggest island. And who is going to be helping them in this endeavor? None other than Vocaloid idol/video game star/My Little Pony enthusiast Hatsune Miku!
This was just announced over the weekend during the AnimeJashin event at the Akihabara CulZone venue in Tokyo. Miku was a guest at the announcement. And she isn’t new to Dropkick on My Devil! — she’s worked with it to help boost Hokkaido before!
The original Dropkick on My Devil! manga by Yukiwo began publication in 2012, and is published in English exclusively by the digital manga app Mangamo. It gave this description of the series:
“When Yurine summoned a devil from hell, she didn’t really know what to expect. And she definitely wasn’t expecting that devil, Jashin-chan, to get stuck on earth. Now the two must live together as reluctant roommates. And if things couldn’t get any more awkward between these two, it looks like the only way Jashin-chan can return to hell is if she kills the person who brought her here . . .”
As for Hatsune Miku, she is all over the place. The Vocaloid idol has been spotlighted in an NHK documentary, worked as an official fighter against the spread of COVID-19, gotten her own custom PC, inspired a cherry blossom café, and has a planned animated series coming out. The twintailed idol seems to be at home everywhere she goes!
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin. She is also the author of its upcoming sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.