Kodoani.com – Anime official website Onipan! began uploading the trailer for the anime on Friday. The video reveals the anime’s April 11 premiere date. The anime will be broadcast in TV Tokyo’s Oha-Suta (“Good Morning Star”) program.
Set in a world where oni (demon) and Japanese people coexist, “a story of love, friendship, and panties” is about three oni girls who transfer to a junior high school in Tokyo. They try to improve the misunderstood image of oni with the help of an important item with hidden power – the oni panties, or onipan. Momozono-Momo and Issun-Bōko are revealed to be the children of famous Japanese folklore figures Momotarō and Issun-Bōshi, respectively.
Former Sakura Gakuin member Yume Nozaki as the curious red Oni Tsutsuji (Japanese for “rhododendron flower”)
Ciao Girl 2019 contest winner Mika Negishi voices mischievous yellow oni dog Himawari (“sunflower”)
Former Sakura Gakuin member Kokona Nonaka as the aloof but sly Tsuyukusa (“dayflower”)
Kaori Maeda as Momozono-Momo
Miyu Tomita as Issun-Bōko
Kikuko Inoue as Kuma
The anime comes from the AAO Project, a joint initiative of AOI Pro., Amuse and Origamix Partners, to develop and produce the original intellectual property. Norihiro Naganuma, director and lead writer of The Ancient Magus ‘Bride anime, came up with the original story idea with Wit Studio and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions as the Onipan! Project. tomari (My Friend’s Little Sister Has It In for Me!) sketched the original onikko (demon) designs.
Masahiko Ohta (Yuruyuri) is directing the anime at Wit Studio with assistant director Jun’ichirō Hashiguchi, and Takashi Aoshima (Yuruyuri – Happy Go Lily, Mitsudomoe, Himouto! Umaruchan) is in charge of the series’ scripts.
Ryuuta Yanagi (Sword Art Online monster designer) is serving as the character designer and animation director, and Yasuhiro Misawa (Yuruyuri – Happy Go Lily, Mitsudomoe, Minami-ke) is composing the music.
The anime stars Yume Nozaki, Mika Negishi, and Kokona Nonaka are forming a new group called “Onipanzu!,” and they will be performing the anime’s song “Onipapapan! Pan!.”
Sentai Filmworks will stream the anime on HIDIVE.