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My Senpai Is Annoying - What We Know So Far

The workplace is hardly an environment for fun or romance, but the act of joking around or falling for one's coworkers is anything but rare. It's these situations that the slice-of-life manga "My Senpai is Annoying" explores as its main characters find themselves laughing and loving together while working in the office. Now, all that office tension is being transferred to a new medium as the award-winning manga receives an anime adaptation by Doga Kobo (via Anime News Network).

The original manga, authored by Shiro Manta, first released in 2017 on the pixiv Comic website. Since then, it has been steadily growing in popularity. In 2018, it won the Tsugi Nu Kuru Manga Award, and recently began receiving an English translation published by Seven Seas. With its rise in popularity, the manga has rightfully received an anime adaptation set to release sometime soon. There isn't much time before the official debut, so here is what we know about "My Senpai is Annoying."

What is the release date for My Senpai is Annoying?

Fans of slice-of-life and romance shows should rejoice in knowing that "My Senpai is Annoying" is set to release just around the corner. By that, we mean there is less than a year until the anime has its initial debut. In April 2021, Anime News Network reported that the show would premiere in October of the same year. 

Unfortunately, there is very little information regarding the details of this release. For instance, even the show's official website neglects to mention where "My Senpai is Annoying" is set to air. There's also nothing to indicate that the show will see any sort of international release. Assuming the show does find its way online, English-speaking viewers may find themselves relying on fansubs for the time being. Taking into account the manga's existing English translation, however, it seems unlikely that this will be the case for long. "My Senpai is Annoying" is too popular to stay out of international viewers' reach for very long.

Who is in the cast for My Senpai is Annoying?

Even if "My Senpai is Annoying" does receive an English translation in the future, it will be a long time coming. This is especially true in regards to an English dub. At the moment, we only have the barest amount of information regarding the show's Japanese cast. So far, the show's producers have only confirmed voice actors for the two main roles. Other than that, the show's cast is a complete mystery.

Taking the role of protagonist Futaba Igarashi is actress Tomori Kusunoki (via My Anime List). Kusunoki is no stranger to the anime world, having played roles in shows such as "Deca-Dence," "Love Live!," and "Sword Art Online." Meanwhile, the role of Harumi Takeda will be played by Shunsuke Takeuchi. Another anime veteran, Takeuchi has appeared in series such as "My Hero Academia," "Digimon," and "Haikyuu!" Of course, these aren't the last of the show's important characters, but it seems fans will have to wait before learning the identities of the rest of the cast.

What is the plot of My Senpai is Annoying?

The greatest strength of "My Senpai is Annoying" is that the show has some unique takes on both romance and slice-of-life anime. This is all thanks, at least in part, to its setting. While the workplace has been explored by other anime such as "Aggretsuko," "My Senpai is Annoying" comes at it with a fresh premise to make things more interesting.

The show follows Futaba Igarashi, a low-ranking and diminutive (much to her chagrin, she is tiny enough to be mistaken for a child) office worker who dedicates herself to climbing the ranks at her job. Igarashi is hardworking to say the least, but she is often distracted by her higher-ranking Senpai, Harumi Takeda. Towering over Igarashi, the massive Takeda seems to inspire nothing but annoyance from his comically small counterpart. Despite this apparent distaste, however, Igarashi soon finds herself developing feelings for Takeda. Love can be a crazy thing like that, but only time will tell if Igarashi's growing affections lead anywhere meaningful.