The comedic historical fantasy manga ‘My Master Has No Tail’ from Kodansha is getting an anime adaption from the Japanese animation studio Liden Films. It is directed by Hideyo Yamamoto and is set to premiere on September 30, 2022. HiDive has announced that they had acquired the license to distribute on their streaming service for a North American audience.
They said on their website that they, “announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to My Master Has No Tail, the anime adaptation of the manga serialized in Kodansha’s good! Afternoon magazine. The series will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE this fall.”
“The colorful world of My Master Has No Tail has been brought to life by animation studio LIDENFILMS (Call of the Night). It is directed by Hideyo Yamamoto (Cells at Work Code Black) with series composition from Touko Machida (Lucky Star). The series stars Hibiku Yamamura (Nanami Kuon in Ya Boy Kongming!) as Bunko and M.A.O (Yukari in Teasing Master Takagi-san) as Mameda,” they added.
The manga that the anime is based on first began publication in 2019.
You can watch the trailer below:
AniTrendz describes the synopsis as follows,
“The fantasy story takes place in Japan’s Taishō era (1912–1926). It follows Mameda, a shape-shifting tanuki girl who dreams of becoming human. Mameda transforms her outward appearance into a pretty raven-haired human girl and heads to the bustling city of Osaka. However, people instantly see through Mameda’s guise, and one beautiful woman ruthlessly says to the dejected Mameda, “Go back where you came from.” As it turns out, that woman named Bunko is herself a supernatural creature who transformed herself into a rakugo (comic storytelling) storyteller. Mameda begs Bunko to become her master and teach her the ways of playing a human.”
Ryō Yamauchi is working as the character designer and joining the project as the chief animation director.