Toho Animation began streaming the seventh episode of the Himōto! Umaru-chan mini anime series, "Himōto! Umaru-chanS," on Monday. The stream is available for 24 hours.
In the short, Umaru and the other girls hide in a mall after a zombie attack and decide it's a paradise, until they run out of food. Meanwhile, Umaru's brother goes to work like normal.
Toho Animation has been streaming one new mini episode a week as a commercial for the anime's first Blu-ray and DVD box sets. The first Blu-ray and DVD will both contain the first two episodes of the television anime and the first two "Himōto! Umaru-chanS" shorts.
TOHO also streamed a a preview of the character song "Dreamy Friends" by Sisters, a unit made up of the four main female cast members.
The series premiered on July 8, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series.
The sibling gag comedy manga centers around Umaru (voiced by Aimi Tanaka), Taihei's (Kenji Nojima) little sister who boasts beautiful looks as well as prowess in both school and sports. However, she has a certain secret. "Himōto" is a pun on "imōto" (little sister) and "himono," which means "dried fish," but in slang can refer to a woman who is proper in public but lazy at home.
Masahiko Ohta (Yuruyuri, Kotoura-san) is directing the series off scripts by Takashi Aoshima (Yuruyuri, Kotoura-san) at Dogakobo (Engaged to the Unidentified, Laughing Under the Clouds). Yasunori Ebina (Yuruyuri, Fruits Basket) is serving as sound director and Aya Takano (Polar Bear's Café) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director.