The Helpful Fox Senko-san

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The Helpful Fox Senko-san
Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san volume 1 by Kadokawa Shoten
世話やきキツネの仙狐さん
(Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san)
GenreComedy
Manga
Written byRimukoro
Published byKadokawa Shoten
DemographicSeinen
ImprintKadokawa Comics Ace
MagazineComic Newtype
Original runOctober 2017 – present
Volumes4
Anime television series
Directed byTomoaki Koshida
Written byYoshiko Nakamura
Music byYoshiaki Fujisawa
StudioDoga Kobo
Licensed by
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, TVA, KBS, SUN, BS11
Original run April 10, 2019 – present
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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The Helpful Fox Senko-san (世話やきキツネの仙狐さん, Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san, lit. "Senko, the Always-Helpful Fox") is a Japanese comedy manga series by Rimukoro. It has been serialized online via Kadokawa Shoten's Comic Newtype website since October 2017 and has been collected in four tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by Doga Kobo premiered on April 10, 2019.

Plot[edit]

Kuroto Nakano is a young salaryman with a very unhappy and stressful life, almost entirely occupied by his job in the company he works for. One night, after yet another day spent overworking, the moment he opens the door of his home he finds a young and lovely child with fox ears and tail cooking dinner for him: her name is Senko, an 800 year old kitsune, and she's been sent on Earth from the spirit world to relieve Kuroto from his unhappy life and help him find happiness again. At that point, Kuroto's life will start changing for the better, thanks to Senko.

Characters[edit]

Senko (仙狐)
Voiced by: Azumi Waki[1] (Japanese); Kristen McGuire[2] (English)
Senko is an 800 year old kitsune sent from the spirit world to relieve Kuroto from his overworked and stressful life. She proudly goes above and beyond for Kuroto such as pampering him, cooking and cleaning his home. She moves in Kuroto's home and acts like a helpful wife and mother.
She loves to pamper him such as cleaning him, massage, groom and gives him lap pillows to ensure he gets enough sleep. She gets sad if Kuroto prioritizes work over his health. To her dismay, Kuroto seems to have a fixation on her soft fluffy tail and ears.
Kuroto Nakano (中野)
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe[1] (Japanese); Aaron Campbell[2] (English)
Kuroto a salaryman and works in a office building. Before Senko arrived he lived a life of constant work, staying up late, eating unhealthy meals and lived in isolation. Most of his life he wakes up early, skips breakfast, gets the first trains to work and after finishing late, gets the last train home. Kuroto seemed to have grew up in the countryside with his grandparents after moving to the outskirts of a big city to work. His life took a positive change after Senko came into his life.
Kuroto's health and spirit improves over time because of Senko's care. He seems to have a fixation and obsession with Senko's tail and ears due to their softness. He doesn't pass up the chance to run his fingers through her fur and nuzzles her tail. Senko reluctantly lets him as she knows its what makes him happy.
Shiro (シロ)
Voiced by: Maaya Uchida[1] (Japanese); Kristin Sutton[2] (English)
Another kitsune sent to assist Kuroto due to Senko's initial difficulty in relieving the man from the darkness consuming his heart. Far more conceited and spontaneous than Senko, she sees Kuroto as a servant, thinking that humans should worship the kitsunes sent to help them. She later befriends Yasuko.
Yasuko Kouenji (高円寺)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura[1] (Japanese); Hayden Daviau[2] (English)
Yasuko is Kuroto's next door neighbor. She is an aspiring manga artist who works from home. She got to know Kuroto due to the amount of noise Senko makes as it used to be quiet before her arrival.
Yozora (夜空)
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura[1] (Japanese); Dawn M. Bennett[2] (English)
Little Yoko (稲荷少女ヨーコ, Inari Shojo Yoko)
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya[3] (Japanese); Macy Anne Johnson[2] (English)

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

No.Release date ISBN
1 April 10, 2018[4]ISBN 978-4-04-106951-6
2 August 10, 2018[5]ISBN 978-4-04-107271-4
3 December 10, 2018[6]ISBN 978-4-04-107492-3
4 April 10, 2019[7]ISBN 978-4-04-108107-5

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced on December 2, 2018. The series is animated by Doga Kobo and directed by Tomoaki Koshida, with Yoshiko Nakamura handling series composition, and Miwa Oshima designing the characters. Yoshiaki Fujisawa is composing the music.[8] The series premiered on April 10, 2019 on AT-X and other channels. The opening theme is "Koyoi mofumofu!!" (今宵mofumofu!!) performed by Azumi Waki and Maaya Uchida, while the ending theme is "Moffu Moffu de Yoinoja yo" (もっふもっふ DE よいのじゃよ) performed by Waki.[9] The series will run for 12 episodes.[10] Funimation has licensed the series.[11]

No. Title[a] Original air date[12]
1"I'm Going to Pamper Him to His Heart's Content!"
Transcription: "Zonbunni amayaka shite kureyō" (Japanese: 存分に甘やかしてくれよう)
April 10, 2019 (2019-04-10)
In the spirit world, Senko has taken the task to watch over Kuroto Nakano and attend to his needs. After a long day at work, Kuroto walks back to his apartment to find a girl cooking up dinner for him in his apartment. He pulls her outside of the apartment, to his surprise, she walks through the door and sees an aura around Kuroto. Senko proceeds to finish making dinner. She served Kuroto's dinner and introduces herself as a fox demi-god. She reminded Kuroto that the tea is cold. Remembering when his grandma made tea for him. Kuroto asks Senko about her tail and wanting to touch it. He sleeps on Senko's lap, having a dream about going to a shrine in a forest with his grandma and got lost leaving there. Until he saw a person and runs to them and found grandma. Kuroto woke up thinking that person was Senko.
2"Don't be Shy, Now!"
Transcription: "Hazukashi gara zu tomo yoiyoi" (Japanese: 恥ずかしがらずともよいよい)
April 17, 2019 (2019-04-17)
The next day, Kuroto wakes up thinking he had a dream about what happened last night. But it wasn't and Senko is still in his apartment. He leaves for work and Senko wants him to stay for breakfast. She looks at Kuroto and saw the same aura from last night. She begins to clean up his apartment. He got back to the apartment and told Senko about his work day. While staring at her ears and wanting to touch it, after cleaning his first. He began to dream about him and Senko. Kuroto wakes up and asks if they met before and still wanted to touch Senko's ears. He began to touch her ears and she screams, which brought down a lightning bolt, causing Kouenji, his neighbor to run outside. At night, Kuroto tries to sleep, but can't and asks Senko about how she was sleeping on the floor. She went to Kuroto's bed and slept together. The next morning, Kuroto goes to work.
3"As Long as You're Happy"
Transcription: "Onushi ga shiawase nara sore de yoi" (Japanese: おぬしが幸せならそれでよい)
April 24, 2019 (2019-04-24)
Kuroto played a game with Senko and won the bet, to touch her fur. She runs around making a loud commotion, causing Kouenji to open the door. Seeing what Kuroto is doing with Senko. She has an idea and gives Kouenji food, in exchange for making loud noises when Kuroto touches Senko's fur. She introduces herself as their neighbor and notices Senko having strange features. Thinking she is into cosplay, from a show Kouenji watched. Kuroto and Senko went to a supermarket to buy food. But told Senko to wear something to cover her ears and tail. On the way back to the apartment, Kuroto started to feel less lonely going shopping by himself. Since Senko is with him.
4"Why Must You Work on a Day Off!?"
Transcription: "Naze kyūjitsu ni shigoto o senebanaran no ja!?" (Japanese: なぜ休日に仕事をせねばならんのじゃ!?)
May 1, 2019 (2019-05-01)
At night, Kuroto got back to the apartment and has to work on Sunday, on his day off. Senko wanted him not to go to work and he went to sleep wanting to touch Senko's tail. The next morning, Kuroto tried going to work, but Senko pampered him with her tail. Which, he slept at home and didn't go to work. At dinner, Senko made food using her fox-fire. Kuroto was surprised by it. He goes to work while it is raining outside. Senko went to do housecleaning around the apartment and finished. She started to feel cold and wanted to turn off the air conditioner, but the tv turned on instead. It confused her and she was shouting and Kouenji heard it. Kuroto got back home to see Senko scared that every electrical appliances were turned off. In the spirit world, Yozora and Shiro seen what had happened. Shiro decided to take the task to pamper Kuroto now.
5"I've Got a Tail, Too, You Know?"
Transcription: "Shippo nara, warawa no ga arujaro?" (Japanese: しっぽなら、わらわのがあるじゃろ?)
May 8, 2019 (2019-05-08)
Kuroto got back home to find a second fox demi-god in his apartment, who was hungry. He stares at Shiro's tail and she notices that it's white and lets him touch her head. Senko got jealous and wanted to be petted too. Shiro thinks Senko is doing a poorly job with Kuroto. But she uses her fox-fire to look at Kuroto's desires and he wants to touch Shiro's tail. Shiro got scared by him and left, which she passed through the wall. To Kouenji's apartment and it surprised her, thinking that she has gotten less sleep and hallucinating. The next day, Senko prepares a bath for Kuroto. She wants to take a bath with him too. He washes her back and saw that her tail looks damp, making him feel depressed. They got out of the bath and Senko's tail is back to normal, which he wanted to touch her tail again.
6"You Just Want to Fluff More"
Transcription: "Mo furitai dakejaro, onushi" (Japanese: もふりたいだけじゃろ、おぬし)
May 15, 2019 (2019-05-15)
Shiro wants to continue to pamper Kuroto, but she entered Kouenji's apartment instead. She thinks it's her hallucinating again, Shiro goes next door and Senko greeted her. Kuroto is resting and invited Shiro to a game. The video game got too easy for Shiro and she wanted to play a different game. Senko asks the both of them for a short break to eat and have tea. Kuroto notices Shiro is good at video games and she quits for the day to go home. But she almost went to Kouenji's apartment and not the front door. Later Senko visits Kouenji and gave her food and about Shiro passing by. Since she showed up, Kouenji thought she was hallucinating. Senko helps clean around her apartment and Kouenji asked her to cosplay in a maid outfit. At night, Kuroto got home and Senko still wore the outfit. He notices the outfit, which Kuroto replied that he liked Senko's old clothes. In the spirit world, Shiro wonders about Senko's maid outfit.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Funimation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san TV Anime Reveals Main Cast". Anime News Network. February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "[Master Thread] The Helpful Fox Senko-san". Funimation. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "The Helpful Fox Senko-san Anime Adds Rie Kugimiya to Cast". Anime News Network. April 25, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "世話やきキツネの仙狐さん (1)". Kodansha. Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "世話やきキツネの仙狐さん (2)". Kodansha. Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "世話やきキツネの仙狐さん (3)". Kodansha. Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "世話やきキツネの仙狐さん (4)". Kodansha. Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  8. ^ "Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san Manga About Fox Spirit Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. December 2, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san TV Anime's Promo Video Reveals April 10 Premiere". Anime News Network. March 8, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  10. ^ "Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san TV Anime to Have 12 Episodes". Anime News Network. March 30, 2019. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  11. ^ "Funimation to Stream Isekai Quartet, New Strike Witches, Helpful Fox Senko-san, Wise Man's Grandchild Anime". Anime News Network. April 8, 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  12. ^ "世話やきキツネの仙狐さん". Tokyo MX (in Japanese). Retrieved April 10, 2019.

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