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Tomo-chan Is a Girl! Anime Premieres on January 4

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We recently got to find out who the opening theme artist is for the Tomo-chan Is a Girl! anime, and now we have an exact start date. The official accounts came through with a January 4, 2023 premiere slot, packaging the news up nicely with a new trailer and key visual.

Preview more of the anime adaptation of Fumita Yanagida’s manga and a sample of Maharajan’s “Kurae! Telepathy” theme song below.

The Tomo-chan Is a Girl! anime—which is directed by Hitoshi Nanba (Golden Kamuy), assistant directed by Noriki Hashimoto (Heroines Run the Show), written by Megumi Shimizu (My Next Life as a Villainess) and produced at Lay-duce—will stream on Crunchyroll as it airs.


A youthful romantic comedy between a boyish girl and her dense childhood friend. Loved by fans all over the world, this series is now being made into an anime! Ever since the manga for “Tomo-chan Is A Girl!” started on Twitter in 2015, this awkward yet straightforward romance between the boyish protagonist and her childhood friend became loved by readers. The series concluded in 2019. It won 1st place for the Web Manga category in the 2nd Annual NEXT MANGA AWARDS. 

Not only is it extremely popular among fans in Japan, but the series also has many passionate fans overseas, which led to this long-awaited anime adaptation! Boyish high school girl Tomo Aizawa (Tomo-chan) wants her childhood friend Junichiro Kubota to see her as an actual girl, but every attempt ends up in vain. Will Junichiro ever realize Tomo’s romantic feelings towards him?! In 2023, Tomo-chan and her very unique friends will charm the world with this youthful romcom!

Via Crunchyroll News