Kuzushiro's 'Egao no Taenai Shokuba Desu' Confirmed to Debut as An Anime!
In the latest revelation, it has been confirmed that Kuzushiro's manga series, "Egao no Taenai Shokuba Desu" (A Smile in an Unbearable Workplace), is set to make its way to television screens in 2025, courtesy of Voil. This announcement was made alongside the release of the ninth compiled volume of the manga.
The story revolves around Nana Futami, a fledgling shōjo manga artist, navigating the challenging world of the manga industry. Supported by her female editor, Kaede Satō, and her assistant, Mizuki Hazama, Nana perseveres through the daily grind. Despite occasionally succumbing to intense delusions, which she attributes to an occupational illness, Nana continues her work with the unwavering support of those around her.
Kuzushiro initially introduced the manga as a one-shot in Kodansha's Kiss magazine in February 2019, later serializing it on Kodansha's Comic Days app and website from May 2019 onwards. The forthcoming anime adaptation is anticipated to bring Nana's workplace adventures to life, offering viewers a glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of a budding manga artist.
To mark this exciting announcement, Kuzushiro shared an illustration, creating anticipation and excitement among fans. The visual representation adds a personal touch to the revelation, giving fans a sneak peek into the world of "Egao no Taenai Shokuba Desu" and what they can expect from the upcoming anime adaptation.
Kuzushiro's portfolio includes other notable works such as "Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san," which ran in Ichijinsha's Comic Yuri Hime magazine from 2011 to 2017, receiving a 13-episode anime adaptation in 2014. Additionally, "Chihaya-san wa Sono Mama de Ii" concluded in May 2018 after its launch in Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine in December 2014.
Plot of Egao no Taenai Shokuba Desu
Nana Futam is a young girl who’s working hard to become a manga artist. Supported by her older editor, Kaede Satou, and assistant, Mizuki Hazama, Nana faces the challenges of the entertainment industry. She sometimes daydreams a lot, making her work more interesting. This comedy manga by a versatile author promises a fun journey into Nana's world of dreams and hard work.
The mangaka's ongoing series, "Living With My Brother's Wife," started in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine in December 2015 and has gained popularity. Kuzushiro has demonstrated versatility in her storytelling through various manga series like "Tobaku Senpai Nani Kakeru?" and "Akuma no Mama," showcasing her ability to captivate readers with diverse themes and genres.
With the upcoming anime adaptation of "Egao no Taenai Shokuba Desu," fans eagerly await the chance to witness Kuzushiro's compelling narrative come to life on the small screen, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the demanding yet rewarding world of manga creation.