Yusuke Murata Releases “A Part” of Original Zaiyuki Anime

Image source: @NEBU_KURO

One Punch Man artist Yusuke Murata has released the “A Part” of his original anime Zaiyuki on Twitter, with the upload split across two tweets. The anime follows a hapless kappa (who cannot swim, is bad at sumo, and dislikes cucumbers) who gets entangled with Journey to the West-inspired characters.

The anime features no audio but has Japanese subtitles for the dialogue. Like Murata’s 2021 One Punch Man animation, Zaiyuki is produced by Village Studio.

Murata previously released artwork of the anime’s characters, which includes a suit-wearing Treasure Hunter take on the monk Tang Sanzang and a female version of Zhu Bajie called Rosu (Pork Loin), and an eyecatch animation. The Kappa protagonist is named after Sha Wujing.

Sources: @NEBU_KURO, Crunchyroll News

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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