An anime adaptation of the Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru manga by Taku Kawamura has been announced with a teaser trailer, teaser visual, and 2023 release window. A commemorative illustration from Kawamura was also released.
Shigenori Kageyama (Dynamic Chord) is directing the show with Takafumi Hoshikawa (Gekijouban Hakuouki Chapter 1 and 2 assistant director) and Shougo Yasukawa (The Executioner and Her Way of Life series composer) as series composers, Chikashi Kadekaru (Mieruko-chan) as character designer, and Toshio Masuda (Kamisama Kiss) as music composer. St.Signpost is the animation production company.
Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru‘s main characters Akane Nishimura and Taiyo Takada will be voiced by Konomi Kohara and Shizuka Ishigami respectively.
Originally a Twitter comic, the manga begin serialization in May 2018 in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker and will release its 13th tankoubon volume on November 22. Square Enix also publishes the manga in English as My Clueless First Friend.
The synopsis is described as:
One lonely, gloomy fifth-grade girl is the target of her classmates’ relentless bullying and teasing—that is, until a new kid arrives on the scene. Friendly Takada is as clueless as he is well-meaning, but somehow he possesses the magic ability to start drawing “Grim Reaper” Nishimura out of her shell. As the elementary schoolers experience all the fun of a childhood summer together—from going to the pool to picking sunflowers to watching fireworks—an unusual friendship blossoms!