Tomoaki Maeno Joins Cast of Viral Hit Anime

Viral Hit Anime
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Tomoaki Maeno will be playing Mangi Hwang in the television anime adaptation of storyboarder and writer Taejun Pak and artist Jung Hyun Kim’s viral hit webtoon series, the official X/Twitter account for the project announced on Thursday.

The eighth episode of the show will include the character’s introduction. Mangi Hwang, a 207 centimeter (6’9″) tall champion in the Korean wrestling sport Ssireum, weighs 151 kg (about 332 lbs).

On April 10, the anime made its debut on Fuji TV’s Ultra+ programming block under the Japanese name of the webtoon, Kenka Dokugaku. Both the Japanese and English dubs of the anime are available for watching on Crunchyroll.

November 2019 saw the Korean webtoon debut. As of March 5, Webtoon had published 207 chapters of the English series since it started releasing it in October 2020.

The webtoon is available on the LINE Manga app in Japan.

Webtoon describes the story:

Scrawny high school student Hobin Yu is probably the last guy you’d expect to star in a NewTube channel that revolves around fighting.

But after following some advice from a mysterious NewTube channel, Hobin is soon knocking out guys stronger than him and raking in more money than he could have ever dreamed of.

Can Hobin keep this up, or will he eventually meet his match?

Sources: ANN