Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko, a publishing imprint of Kadokawa Shoten, has confirmed that an anime adaptation of the charming Super Cub manga is under development. It will be animated by the newly formed Studio KAI which absorbed a portion of studio Gonzo’s assets earlier this year.
We previously reported on the Super Cub (スーパーカブ) manga by Tone Koken and illustrator Hiroshi when it was launched to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Honda Super Cub. The “slice of life” light novel revolves around a lonely high school girl’s experiences with a newly acquired Super Cub. She learns how to ride, takes on a part-time delivery job, meets like-minded enthusiasts, makes new friends, and opens her previously melancholy world up to happier adventures.
It seems like Honda Japan’s adorable manga collaboration has taken on a life of its own since its initial release. You can check out the first three volumes of the Super Cub manga on Newtype. The latest six volumes will be released soon through Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko on December 1, 2019.
The new Super Cub anime will be directed by Toshiro Fuji who served as director of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations and animation director of 18if and Psycho-Pass 2. Toshizo Nemoto will write the script as he did for Durarara!!, Macross Delta, etc. Character design will be handled by Tōru Imanishi who also worked on WorldEnd, Girly Air Force, and more.
The Super Cub anime will likely be full of “kawaii,” “moe,” a bit of “bishōjo,” and a whole lot of “cute girls doing cute things” just like the manga. Watch out for its release if you’re into that sort of thing and if you’re also a fan of the Honda Super Cub. Those who can't wait to see the Super Cub star in a contemporary anime should go see its spectacular appearance in the movie Weathering With You.