Kotaro Lives Alone Anime's English-Subtitled Trailer Shows Kotaro Greeting Neighbor
Netflix began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the anime of Mami Tsumura's Kotarō wa Hitori Gurashi (Kotaro Lives Alone) manga on Wednesday. The trailer shows Kotaro greeting his neighbor as he moves in.
The anime will debut on Netflix worldwide on March 10.
Tomoe Makino (Woodpecker Detective's Office) is directing the series at LIDEN FILMS. Tomomi Kimura (Kochoki) is designing the characters, and Hiroshi Satо̄ is in charge of story composition.
Rie Kugimiya will play Kotaro Satо̄, and Toshiki Masuda will play Shin Karino. Other cast members include Junichi Suwabe as Isamu Tamaru and Saori Hayami as Mizuki Akitomo.
The "apartment comedy with laughs and tears" manga centers on a 4-year-old boy named Kotarō Satо̄, who moves next door to Shin Karino, an unsuccessful manga artist. Kotarō has no parents and lives alone. Not only does he seem to earn a living, he actually seems more put together than his own strange neighbors.
Tsumura launched the manga in Big Comic Superior in 2015. The manga's eighth compiled book volume shipped in September 2021. The series has reached over 1.4 million copies in circulation.
The manga won an Electronic Manga Award in 2018.
The manga inspired a live-action series that debuted in April 2021.
Sources: Netflix's YouTube channel, Comic Natalie