Sasurai Afro Tanaka Anime in Development
Japanese rock band Tsuru has announced plans to collaborate with manga artist Masaharu Noritsuke to develop a short anime based on Noritsuke’s comedy manga Sasurai Afro Tanaka. Noritsuke’s gag manga about a an odd schoolboy with a large afro premiered in 2002 as “Koko Afro Tanaka (High School Afro Tanaka). Its fourth series, “Sasurai Afro Tanaka,” (Wandering Afro Tanaka) will premiere next month. The three members of Tsuru are fans of the manga and have composed the song “Asa ga Kuru mae ni ~Sasurai Version~” in tribute to the manga. The song will get an anime music video featuring manga protagonist Hiroshi Tanaka.
The “Asa ga Kuru mae ni ~Sasurai Version~” single will go on sale in Japan on June 30. Limited first edition copies of the CD will include a bonus afro wig and ribbon.
Source: Anime News Network