After a hiatus due to pandemic lockdowns, the teen romantic comedy anime ‘Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible’ will return to the airwaves to complete its first season. With six episodes released in early 2023, the Japanese animation studio Pine Jam and director Kazuomi Koga are returning with most of the original staff. For fans in the United States, HiDive announced that they will resume streaming the earlier episodes and will simulcast the new episodes.
“Good news, anime fans! We’re thrilled to announce we’re resuming the simulcast for the Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (Kubo-san wa Mob wo Yurusanai) anime! While it’s true that the simulcast restarted with episode 1 back in April, episodes 1-6 are already on HIDIVE,” they said on their website. “…so we’re resuming our simulcast with episode 7 on Tuesday, May 16, 2023…”
The television show is written by Yūya Takahashi with Kujira Yumemi composing the music and Yoshiko Saitō taking charge of character designs. Kana Hanazawa voices the titular Kubo and also sings the opening theme song “Even Though it’s Not Dramatic.” Actor Kengo Kawanishi performs the role of protagonist Junta Shiraishi.
You can watch the trailer below:
The anime is based on the manga by Nene Yukimori and has been released by the Tokyo-based publisher Shueisha from 2019 to 2023. It was serialized in their Weekly Young Jump magazine. Viz Media has acquired the license to publish an English version of the manga in the United States.
The Kubo-san wa Boku (Mobu) wo Yurusanai Wiki describes the synopsis as follows,
“Junta Shiraishi has no presence which causes him to be overlooked by almost everyone. However, Nagisa Kubo has no problem with finding him and declares herself his heroine. Throughout the series, Nagisa plays with Shiraishi to try and get her feelings through to him.”
In 2020, the manga placed nineteenth out of fifty at the Next Manga Awards but reached the top ten with a seventh placement in 2021.
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