The manga Yuri Is My Job! (Watashi no Yuri wa Oshigoto Desu! in the original Japanese) by Miman is getting an anime adaptation! We don’t know yet when it will debut, but a one-minute trailer has dropped.
Yui Ogura plays Hime Shirasagi and Sumire Uesaka plays Mitsuki Ayanokōji. This is a nice touch, because these actresses also voiced the characters in a promotional video for the seventh volume of the manga.
The anime is being made at Passione and Studio Lings, with Infinite producing. It’s being directed by Hijiri Sanpei, who previously worked on Wasteful Days of High School Girls. Character design has been tasked to Taisuke Iwasaki.
The manga debuted in late fall of 2016, being published in Comic Yuri Hime magazine. Most recently the tenth volume was released in Japan. In America, the most recent volume to be released is volume 8, which came out in March.
Kodansha Comics publishes the English version of the original manga. It rates the series 13+, labels it as both “yuri” and “comedy,” and gave this description of the first volume:
“Hime is a picture-perfect high school princess—she’s admired by all and never trips up! So when she accidentally injures a café manager named Mai, she’s willing to cover some shifts to keep her facade intact. To Hime’s surprise, the café is themed after a private school where the all-female staff always puts on their best act for their loyal customers. However, under the guidance of the most graceful girl there, Hime can’t help but blush and blunder! Beneath all the frills and laughter, Hime feels tension brewing as she finds out more about her new job and her budding feelings …”
Have you read the manga? Are you interested in checking out the Yuri Is My Job! anime once it debuts?
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.