The 2016 ‘To Be Hero’ and its 2018 follow-up ‘To Be Heroine’ are a comedy anime series produced by the Chinese animation studio Emon and the Japanese Studio LAN. With a total of nineteen episodes, the series was written and directed by Li Haoling with Shinichi Watanabe supervising ‘To Be Hero.’
For the first time, Discotek Media is releasing the series on Blu-Ray on October 25, 2022. It will feature all nineteen episodes and have both the Chinese and Japanese audio with English subtitles. They made the announcement on social media:
Right Stuf Anime describes the two shows as follows:
“To Be Hero:
Old Man, is very attractive but a terrible slob, a failure as a father, and works as a toilet seat designer. He’s divorced from his wife, and lives with his daughter, Min-chan, who is both very smart and athletic. One day, as he was taking a dump, he was sucked into his toilet and given the important job of becoming a hero to save the world! He ends up having to give up his good looks for a chubby frame in exchange. Old Man’s battle to protect Earth and Min-chan is about to start!
To Be Heroine:
Everyone around Futaba expects her to grow up and become an adult, and she’s lost the ability to keep herself mentally balanced. At the bottom of her heart, her childish self is still there, and still strong. One day she wanders into another dimension, a world where the light has been lost, and darkness rules. The people there exist as babies wearing only their underpants. The clothes they wear can be summoned as powerful fighters called SpiCloths. In this world, a battle was being fought between light and darkness!”
The set is available for pre-order on Right Stuf Anime.