The Onipan! anime has released a second trailer, which shows off scenes from its coming episodes and previews the new theme song “Oni Yaba!.”
The original anime premiered in Japan on April 11. The new theme song will debut in the show on May 23.
Onipan! takes place in a world where humans and Oni co-exist and follows three Onikko who are trying to improve their species’ image. The three of them transfer from the island of Onigashima to a middle school in Tokyo and get involved in various activities, including helping people, assisting in a town revitalization project, taking part in school events, and becoming idols.
Also part of the story are the descendants of the demon-battling Momotaro and Issun-boushi (One-Inch Boy), and also the titular Onipan, a pair of briefs that has been passed down from generation to generation among the Oni and has special abilities.
Onipan!‘s staff includes Masahiko Ohta (Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!) as director, Junichiro Hashiguchi (Fire Force Season 2 episode director) as assistant director, Takashi Aoshima (Kaginado) as series composer, and Ryouta Yanagi (86 EIGHTY SIX action supervisor) as chief animation director and character designer. Wit Studio is the animation production company.
Other staff include Shunsuke Suzuki (My Senpai Is Annoying) as art director, Arisa Komatsu (Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU) as color designer, Shinji Tonsho (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) as photography director, and Yasuhiro Misawa (Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!) as music composer. Norihiro Naganuma (The Ancient Magus’ Bride director) is credited with the original idea, while Vtuber and illustrator Tomari is credited with the Onikko original designs.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Yome Nuzaki as Tsutsuji, Mika Negishi as Himawari, Kokona Nonaka as Tsuyukusa, Kaori Maeda as Momoko Momozono, Miyu Tomita as Issun-boushi, and Kikuko Inoue as Kuma.
Source: SHOPRO YouTube channel