MAPPA Announces New Anime With Banana Fish Director Hiroki Utsumi
Bucchigiri?! anime is set for a January television premiere.
During the MAPPA Stage 2023 event held on Sunday, a new anime titled Bucchigiri?! was announced.
The anime is directed by Hiroko Utsumi and produced by MAPPA, with plans for a television premiere in January.
The staff is as follows:
- Original Story: Utsumi
- Script Supervisor & Scriptwriter: Taku Kishimoto
- Character Designer and one of the Chief Animation Directors: Takahiro Kagami
- Sub-Character Design, Chief Animation Directors: Hiroyuki Saita, Kiminori Ito
- Art Director: Kurumi Suzuki
- Color Key Artist: Yukiko Kakita
- Compositing Director of Photography: Shinnosuke Kato
- Editing: Tomoki Nagasaka
- Music: Michiru Oshima
- Sound Director: Hiromi Kikuta
- Sound Production: dugout
- Animation Producer: Takahiro Ogawa
Utsumi and MAPPA have previously worked together on the Banana Fish anime. Utsumi has also directed popular animes such as Free!- Iwatobi Swim Club, Free! Eternal Summer and both seasons Sk8 the Infinity.
Source: MAPPA Stage 2023 livestream