Sentai Filmworks has announced that it has acquired the exclusive rights to WIT STUDIO’s Onipan!, a modern comedy series with a classic Oni-girl twist, for audiences around the world (excluding Asia). The series premieres exclusively on HIDIVE during the Spring 2022 anime season.

Over the centuries, oni (aka demons of Japanese folklore) got a pretty bad reputation. Now it’s up to three plucky oni kids — sunny Tsutsuji, cool Tsuyukusa and boisterous Himawari — to improve human-oni relations through love, friendship and superpowered underpants.

Onipan! is a production of WIT STUDIO, the creative force behind series like Vinland Saga, Attack on Titan, and Ranking of Kings. The original creators of the Onipan! Project include Norihiro Naganuma, who is known for directing The Ancient Magus’ Bride, WIT STUDIO and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions. Onipan! is directed by Masahiko Ohta with music by Yasuhiro Misawa and series composition from Takashi Aoshima.

The series showcases the debut performances of Kokona Nonaka as Tsuyukusa, Mika Negishi as Himawari and Yume Nozaki as Tsutsuji, the main Oni-kids. The series also stars Miyu Tomita as Noriko Issun, Kaori Maeda as Momo Momozono, and Kikuko Inoue as Kuma.

Sentai will stream Onipan! exclusively on HIDIVE, its direct-to-consumer streaming service, with a home video release to follow.

Source: Sentai Filmworks