skamoto days spin off
SAKAMOTO DAYS © 2020 by Yuto Suzuki/SHUEISHA Inc.

On Thursday, it was announced that the SAKAMOTO DAYS manga by Yuto Suzuki is receiving a spin-off titled “SAKAMOTO HOLIDAYS” in the Saikyo Jump publication.


Sakamoto Days anime is set to release in January 2025.

The staff and cast members revealed so far are as follows:

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  • Taro Sakamoto: Tomokazu Sugita (Sakata Gintoki [Gintama], Rudeus Greyrat [Mushoku Tensei], Joseph Joestar [Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure])

<Staff members>

  • Original Work: Yuto Suzuki
  • Director: Masaki Watanabe
  • Series Composition: Taku Kishimoto
  • Character Design: You Moriyama
  • Production: TMS Entertainment

Some fans have also shown concern about TMS animating Sakamoto Days, but the studio is well reputed for bringing series like Dr. Stone, Baki, Lupin the 3rd, Detective Conan and Undead Unluck to TV screens. So I personally think fans don’t have to worry about the animation quality.

Some of the members involved in the anime have commented as follows:

Tomokazu Sugita

What? SAKAMOTO DAYS is going to be animated? Oh, I’m going to be in it!
What role? Taro Sakamoto! That’s amazing!
I’ve gained weight recently, so the role is kind of perfect.
Eh? Sakamoto can be thin too? That’s right. …….
When I decide to do something, I won’t do it half-heartedly. I will perform with sincerity.

Original author Yuto Suzuki

SAKAMOTO DAYS, will be animated!
It’s amazing to see my work on TV!
This is all thanks to all the fans who have supported me, thank you so much!
I would be very happy if you could continue to support SAKAMOTO DAYS with me!
Thank you very much in advance!

Director Masaki Watanabe

When I first read the manga “SAKAMOTO DAYS,” I remember being excited by the powerful action scenes. With that feeling at the core of the anime “SAKAMOTO DAYS,” I hope to add the elements of “movement,” “color,” and “sound” that are unique to video to create a work with a sense of dynamism and speed.

I also hope to carefully portray Sakamoto’s character as a family-loving assassin who doesn’t kill , without forgetting the humor sprinkled throughout the original work. The entire staff is working hard on the production, so please look forward to the release!

About Sakamoto Days:

Sakamoto Days is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuto Suzuki.

It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since November 2020, with its chapters collected in 16 tankōbon volumes as of April 2024.

It is simultaneously published in English by Viz Media and the Manga Plus online platform.

By November 2023, the manga had over 4 million copies in circulation.

MangaPlus describes the overall plot of Sakamoto Days as follows:

Taro Sakamoto was the ultimate assassin, feared by villains and admired by hitmen. But one day…he fell in love!

Retirement, marriage, fatherhood and then… Sakamoto gained weight! The chubby guy who runs the neighborhood store is actually a former legendary hitman!

Can he protect his family from danger? Get ready to experience a new kind of action comedy series!

Source: Twitter