“Sentai Filmworks” have just announced that they have acquired the license to the slice of life/comedy series “The Comic Artist and His Assistants“. Congratulations to the good folks over at “Sentai Filmworks” for nabbing a cracker of an anime series, one that is actually only two episodes in at this point in time.
The brand-new anime series has clearly made a splash with Western audiences, so much so that it has already been picked up for an out-of-Japan release. Alongside the announcement of the acquisition, “Sentai Filmworks” also briefly mentioned that plans for a home video release have already been put into motion but you wont be seeing it on the shelves for a while now seeing as the series isn’t even close to finishing its air in Japan. For those of you unaware of the series, “Sentai” has released their very own synopsis which is as follows:
The life of an artist can be hard: Long, laborious hours working in a studio with only your thoughts and assistants to keep you company. In the case of overworked mangaka Aito Yuuki his attempts to merge the two are so far unsuccessful. With so many lovely ladies around, Aito’s stream of consciousness tends to quickly get off the rails and take a turn for the perverse.
His priorities are askew and subjecting his assistants to his fantasies has taken precedent over work. Despite Aito’s blatant abuse of power, his beautiful, talented assistants are willing to play along if it means that their work will be successful. It’s all for the sake of the manga, right? At least, that’s what they tell themselves until Aito’s gets a little grabby.
Thankfully, editor Mihari is there to keep him in line, from threatening to fire him to physical punishment. Will Aito’s abuse of power result in romance or rough treatment? Find out in this comedy slice of life – The Comic Artist and His Assistants!
Right now the series can be viewed week-by-week as it airs on the worldwide digital anime distributor “Crunchyroll” but that’s only if you can’t wait, “Sentai Filmworks” also mentioned that they plan to release the series through certain digital outlets soon with the home video release to come later on in the year, possibly even the next.