My Deer Friend Nokotan Anime Announced With Trailer, July 7 Premiere


An anime adaptation of Oshioshio‘s My Deer Friend Nokotan (Shikanoko Nokonoko Kokoshitantan) manga has been announced. A trailer previewing its quirky comedy, a visual, and a July 7 premiere date were also revealed. 

Masahiko Oota (Onipan!, Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!, Love Lab, Yuru Yuri) is directing at WIT STUDIO with Takashi Aoshima (The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, REALLY Love You; Synduality Noir) as series composer and scriptwriter, Ayumu Tsujimura (Onipan! main animator) as character designer, and Yasuhiro Misawa (Onipan!, Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!) as music composer.

The My Deer Friend Nokotan cast includes Megumi Han as Konoko Shikano/Nokotan, Saki Fujita as Torako Koshi/Koshitan, Rui Tanabe as Anko Koshi/Anko, Fuuka Izumi as Meme Bashame/Bashame, and Kousuke Toriumi as the Narrator.

The Kodansha-published manga has been serialized in Shonen Magazine Edge since 2020 and has four tankoubon volumes as of February 2023. Seven Seas Entertainment describes the premise as:

No one knows Torako used to be a delinquent. All of her classmates only know her as the perfect student. But everything changes when Nokotan, a transfer student with antlers, enters her life. Antlers aren’t the only thing strange about Nokotan. Her deer nose can sniff out Torako’s secret past! Whether it’s at school or the zoo, chaos follows this doe-eyed girl’s every step. Torako has so many questions! Is Nokotan a deer, a girl, or something in-between?


Source: @shikanoko_PR

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