The official website for the television anime adaptation of Iro Aida's Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun) manga began streaming the show's second promotional video on Monday. The video reveals and previews the opening theme song "No.7" by "Chibaku Shōnen Band," a new musical unit comprised of Yoji Ikuta (from Penguin Research), musician Masayoshi Ōishi, and ZiNG.
Akari Kitō will perform the ending theme song "Tiny Light."
The site also revealed more cast members, including Yūma Uchida as Teru Minamoto and Minako Sato as Aoi Akane.
The anime will star: (from left to right in above visual)Megumi Ogata as Hanako-kun Akari Kitō as Nene Yashiro Shōya Chiba as Kou Minamoto
The anime will premiere on TBS on January 9 at 25:58 (effectively January 10 at 1:58 a.m.) before airing later that week on SUN, CBC, and BS-TBS. The show will have 12 episodes.
Masaomi Andō (Astra Lost in Space, School-Live!, Hakumei and Mikochi) is directing the anime at Lerche (School-Live!, Scum's Wish, Kino's Journey - The Beautiful World). Yasuhiro Nakanishi (Carole & Tuesday, Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, BanG Dream!) is both overseeing and writing the series scripts. Mayuka Itou (chief animation director for Hakumei and Mikochi) is designing the characters, and Yūji Higa is the animation producer.
Yen Press is releasing the manga digitally, and it describes the story:"Hanako-san, Hanako-san...are you there?"
At Kamome Academy, rumors abound about the school's Seven Mysteries, one of which is Hanako-san. Said to occupy the third stall of the third floor girls' bathroom in the old school building, Hanako-san grants any wish when summoned. Nene Yashiro, an occult-loving high school girl who dreams of romance, ventures into this haunted bathroom...but the Hanako-san she meets there is nothing like she imagined! Kamome Academy's Hanako-san...is a boy!
Aida launched the manga in G Fantasy in 2014.
Sources: Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun anime's website, MoCa News