The year 2023 will be a fantastic one for anime fans all over the world, with some incredible animes on the horizon lined up one after the other.

While many anime enthusiasts are looking forward to the debut of their favorite anime series, some are anticipating the release of their to-watch movies.

With 2023 right around the corner, anime and manga enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly waiting for new anime adaptations of their favorite manga series as well!

This brings us to some good news for all the manga readers as well as anime watchers out there to be ready for some heartwarming and comical series to add to their watchlist!

On Wednesday, a website was launched to announce the anime adaptation of Taku Kawamura’s manga My Clueless First Friend (Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru).

The anime’s primary cast and staff, 2023 debut, teaser visual, and teaser promotional video were all confirmed on the website:

Main Cast Includes:

  1. Konomi Kohara as Akane Nishimura
  2. Shizuka Ishigami as Taiyō Takada

Shigenori Kageyama (DYNAMIC CHORD, Himawari!, Himawari Too!!) is directing the anime at St.Signpost, and the characters are designed by Chikashi Kadekaru (Mieruko-chan, Juni Taisen: Zodiac War).

Takafumi Hoshikawa (Shaman King Storyboard, Unit Director) and Shogo Yasukawa (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Ayakashi Triangle) are in charge of the series scripts, while the soundtrack is composed by Toshio Masuda (Kamisama Kiss, Naruto).

About My Clueless First Friend:

Square Enix Manga & Books licensed the manga and explains the plot as follows:

One lonely, gloomy fifth-grade girl is the target of her classmates’ relentless bullying and teasing—that is until a new kid arrives on the scene.

Friendly Takada is as clueless as he is well-meaning, but somehow he possesses the magic ability to start drawing “Grim Reaper” Nishimura out of her shell.

As the elementary schoolers experience all the fun of a childhood summer together—from going to the pool to picking sunflowers to watch fireworks—an unusual friendship blossoms!

Volume List

S.No.Original release dateEnglish release date
1October 22, 2018March 7, 2023
2February 22, 2019March 7, 2023
3June 22, 2019
4October 21, 2019
5February 22, 2020
6June 22, 2020
7November 21, 2020
8March 22, 2021
9July 20, 2021
10November 22, 2021
11March 22, 2022
12July 22, 2022

In May 2018, Kawamura published the manga in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker magazine.

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Square Enix released the first compiled book volume of the manga in October 2018, and the 13th volume will be released on November 22.

The first volume will be released in English on March 7, followed by the second volume on June 6.


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