Senryu Girl

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Senryu Girl
Senryū Shōjo volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of the first Senryu Girl manga volume
川柳少女
GenreSlice of life, comedy[1]
Manga
Written byMasakuni Igarashi
Published byKodansha
DemographicShōnen
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Magazine
Original runOctober 2016 – present
Volumes8 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byMasato Jinbo
Written byMasato Jinbo
Music byAkiyuki Tateyama
StudioConnect
Licensed bySentai Filmworks (Worldwide rights excluding Asia)
Original networkMBS, TBS, BS-TBS
Original run April 6, 2019 – present
Episodes7 (List of episodes)
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Senryu Girl (川柳少女, Senryū Shōjo), also romanized as Senryuu Shojo, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masakuni Igarashi. The series began serialization in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in October 2016, and has been compiled into eight tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by Connect premiered on April 6, 2019.

Plot[edit]

The story focuses on the relationship between Nanako Yukishiro, a girl who only communicates through senryū written on tanzaku, and Eiji Busujima, an ex-delinquent who attempts to write his own senryū.[2] Most chapters take the form of a collection of yonkomas with a few more traditional pages thrown in; these tell the chapter's story when read in order.

Characters[edit]

Nanako Yukishiro (雪白 七々子, Yukishiro Nanako)
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa[3]
A high school girl who is taciturn and not good with verbal communication, instead communicating exclusively through senryu, a form of haiku. A member of the Literature club, she is deeply enamoured with Eiji and is very fond and accepting of him.
Eiji Busujima (毒島 エイジ, Busujima Eiji)
Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka[4]
An ex-delinquent who develops feelings for Nanako. A member of the Literature club, he also attempts to write his own senryu despite his clear lack of talent. His slit, glaring eyes make him very intimidating to many and made him a target for other delinquents. Always seen in a gakuran with a white hoodie underneath, he is very caring towards Nanako, albeit being dense and gullible.
Amane Katagiri (片桐 アマネ, Katagiri Amane)
Voiced by: Sayuri Yahagi[5]
President of the Literature club who is highly supportive of Nanako's attempts to woo Eiji. She loves to stalk the two in order to spy on their intimate moments. One of the highest ranking in academics within her year group, she works multiple part-time jobs. She is also a well-accomplished novelist, though she keeps the fact hidden from both Nanako and Eiji.
Koto Ōtsuki (大月 琴, Ootsuki Koto)
Voiced by: Rikako Aida[5]
Eiji's childhood friend who is older by two years and attends the same high school as him. President of the "Modern US army combative" club, she has a very developed figure and a strong physique. Dotes on Eiji a lot and loves to tease him, as well as Nanako.
Kino Yakobe (矢工部 キノ, Yakobe Kino)
Voiced by: Misaki Kuno[5]
A very shy high school student who prefers to communicate through her drawings.
Tao Hanakai (花買 タオ, Hanakai Tao)
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka[5]
A gloomy and blunt high school girl famous for her highly accurate divinations as a fortune teller.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Senryū Shōjo began as a manga series written and illustrated by Masakuni Igarashi, which began serialization in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in October 2016. Eight tankōbon volumes of the manga have been published as of March 2019.

No.Release date ISBN
1 April 17, 2017[6]ISBN 978-4-06-395885-0
2 July 17, 2017[7]ISBN 978-4-06-510061-5
3 October 17, 2017[8]ISBN 978-4-06-510309-8
4 February 16, 2018[9]ISBN 978-4-06-510968-7
5 June 15, 2018[10]ISBN 978-4-06-511619-7
6 September 14, 2018[11]ISBN 978-4-06-512603-5
7 December 17, 2018[12]ISBN 978-4-06-513485-6
8 March 15, 2019[13]ISBN 978-4-06-514442-8

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced on December 6, 2018. The series is animated by Connect, with Masato Jinbo directing and writing the series, and Maki Hashimoto designing the characters. It premiered on April 6, 2019 on the Animeism programming block on MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS.[3][5][a] Sonoko Inoue performs the series' opening theme song "Kotonoha no Omoi" (コトノハノオモイ), while Rikako Aida performs the series' ending theme song "Ordinary Love".[14][15] Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series worldwide excluding Asia.[16]

No. Title Original air date
1"The 5-7-5 Girl"
Transcription: "Go shichi go-kei joshi" (Japanese: 五七五系女子)
April 6, 2019 (2019-04-06)
2"Nanako's Diet"
Transcription: "Nanako no Daietto" (Japanese: 七々子のダイエット)
April 13, 2019 (2019-04-13)
3"Let's Go to the Amusement Park"
Transcription: "Yūenchi ni ikō" (Japanese: 遊園地に行こう)
April 20, 2019 (2019-04-20)
4"The Canvas Girl"
Transcription: "Kyanbasu Shōjo" (Japanese: キャンバス少女)
April 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)
5"The Fortune Teller Girl"
Transcription: "Uranai Shōjo" (Japanese: 占い少女)
May 4, 2019 (2019-05-04)
6"Nanako's Rebellious Phase"
Transcription: "Nanako no Hankōki" (Japanese: 七々子の反抗期)
May 11, 2019 (2019-05-11)
7"Nanako and the Seven Wonders of the Rain"
Transcription: "Nanako to Ame no Nana Fushigi" (Japanese: 七々子と雨の七不思議)
May 18, 2019 (2019-05-18)
8"If Nanako Wore a Swimsuit"
Transcription: "Nanako ga mizugi ni kigaetara" (Japanese: 七々子が水着に着替えたら)
May 25, 2019 (2019-05-25)

Reception[edit]

The manga has over 600,000 copies sold in print.[17]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ MBS and TBS lists the show at 25:55 on April 5, which is April 6, 2019 at 1:55 a.m.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Snaps Up "Senryu Girl"". Sentai Filmworks. March 30, 2019. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "アニメ「川柳少女」エイジ役は畠中祐&第1弾PV公開、バーチャル七々子も誕生" (in Japanese). natalie.mu. December 24, 2018. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Senryū Shōjo Manga Gets Spring 2019 TV Anime With Kana Hanazawa". Anime News Network. December 5, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Senryū Shōjo Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals New Cast Member". Anime News Network. December 24, 2018. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Senryū Shōjo Anime Reveals 4 More Cast Members, New Visual". Anime News Network. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  6. ^ "川柳少女(1)" [Senryū Shōjo 1]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  7. ^ "川柳少女(2)" [Senryū Shōjo 2]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  8. ^ "川柳少女(3)" [Senryū Shōjo 3]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  9. ^ "川柳少女(4)" [Senryū Shōjo 4]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "川柳少女(5)" [Senryū Shōjo 5]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "川柳少女(6)" [Senryū Shōjo 6]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  12. ^ "川柳少女(7)" [Senryū Shōjo 7]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  13. ^ "川柳少女(8)" [Senryū Shōjo 8]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  14. ^ "Senryū Shōjo Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals Opening Theme Artist, April 5 Premiere". Anime News Network. February 22, 2019. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  15. ^ "Senryū Shōjo Anime's 3rd Promo Video Previews Ending Song". Anime News Network. March 14, 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  16. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Snaps Up "Senryu Girl"". Sentai Filmworks. March 30, 2019. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  17. ^ "Roundup of Newly Revealed Print Counts for Manga, Light Novel Series - February 2019 (Updated)". Anime News Network. March 3, 2019. Retrieved March 16, 2019.

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