It only took 40 chapters, but after requesting an anime adaptation of the color page to enter her 49th series, the comedy queen of knees officially got her wish.
Related: Hunter x Hunter Mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi announces the return of the series after a 4-year hiatus
The official announcement that the series best described as “South Park of manga” will receive an anime adaptation came on May 29 in the 26th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.
Shōhei Miyazaki’s mangaka revealed the news in a colorful page before the 90th chapter excitedly, “Hurray! We’re getting the animation!! Don’t kidding! It’s true!”
Mangaka himself also announced the news on Twitter through Roboco’s “personal account”, telling fans, “It has been decided that Me & Roboco will receive a TV animation! Thank you everyone, thank you very much, thank you for your continued support.”
Staying true to herself, “Roboco” also included a number of hilarious hashtags in the tweet, adding, “#Me and Roboco #all knees long overdue #TV Animation #It’s not a lie, it’s true #hopepublishing #hope RT #So grateful Shit thanks to the #Roboco anime #hopefully you’re entering the #Everyone power to Ora trend.”
RELATED: Kamen Rider Fuuto Pi Anime Adaptation Announces Official Premiere Date, Reveals New Visual Key
Beginning in its series in 2020, Me & Roboco is a comic manga that mocks the world, especially Shueisha productions.
As the publisher described, “The year is 20XX…a time when every family has cute maid robots known as OrderMaids. Bondo, an ordinary class student, dreams of having his own robot. But what he’s got is…unable to calculate!!! “
“Life will get even weirder when Roboco, the strongest clumsy maid ever, appears at his door!” They add.
In response to the announcement, many prominent manga have offered their congratulations to Miyazaki, even some who have been ridiculed by Me & Roboco on multiple occasions.
Rishiro Inagaki, the mangaka behind the recently completed manga, tweeted Dr.
Bluebox mangaka Koji Miura, whose romance series is regularly referenced by Me & Roboco, similarly said, “It’s a robotic animation! Congratulations!”
RELATED: The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse Get the Green Light for an Anime Adaptation
To Love Ru Darkness mangaka Kentaro Yabuki, whose last ayakashi triangle series received an announcement for the anime during the previously held Jump Festa 2022 competition, wrote, “Congratulations to Me & Roboco on the anime! I am delighted to be able to enter the anime world together as a concurrent serial (Aya Tora is working steadily too).”
In honor of the announcement, the manga has also taken a “challenge to draw Akane Urahara, the girl I’ve been wanting to draw for some time,” introducing a new sketch of the secret admirer of Gorilla Gachi.
Mengo Yokoyari, the manga of the hugely popular Oshi no Ko manga and a huge fan of Me & Roboco, tweeted (via DeepL), “Oh s-t, Roboco is getting its eighth size too! That’s a little too much! LOL (Congratulations on the anime, Robo-chan) !)
Notably, Me & Roboco not only contains an entire chapter of the manga dedicated to parodying Yokoyari’s mystery drama series, but Miyazaki mocked the cover of Oshi no Ko’s first collected volume for Me & Roboco’s eighth volume.
RELATED: Tokyo Miu Miu New Anime Confirms Release Date in First Trailer Since Original Manga Artist Miya Ikumi’s Death
In response to all the love, Miyazaki tweeted (via DeepL), “This week Me & Roboco had an unexpected cover and color page. The most beautiful look of a lifetime! Check out the magazine!”
“And I’ve received so many warm congratulatory comments and so many more!” he added. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart. All thanks to you all.”
In typical Me & Roboco fashion, Miyazaki used the series’ 90th chapter not only to advertise anime production, but also to take digs into censorship of animation—specifically its popularity and demand among certain Twitter sects.
For example, while discussing their upcoming adaptation of Bondo, Roboco cautioned, “Anyway, this is an animated series we’re talking about, you should be very careful about how you act like a master.”
“If I do something problematic and it comes out, our animated series may be cancelled.” She completes. “Let’s just do a scheme where we stay quietly at home until the anime airs. Plus my knees are probably too stiff, so I’m going to jam them.”
RELATED: KONOSUBA Anime Officially Announces Season Three, Megumin Prequel Adaptation
Immediately afterwards, Miyazaki fired a huge blow at feminists who object to large breasts in anime and manga, with Roboco revealing that she changed her appearance in order to “get hot allure to make sure we attract a lot of male viewers.”
“Well, my chest is huge now, after all,” she adds. “Gentlemen will love it, just watch.”
Immediately giving form to such feminist complaints, Bundo’s mother rushed into the room and stated “I felt something sexy here!! I told you, no darkness!!” – another example of one of the running gags series, whose reference sees Saki Hashmi and Kentaro Yabuki manga ecchi who pushes the boundaries of Love Ru Darkness whenever she suspects her son is doing something perverted.
“Audit required!” It’s more screaming. “Business is treated outside the source! If we get an anime series, I can’t let even a little darkness pass.”
RELATED: Sawman Editor Gives Part 2 Update, Announces Physical Release of Tatsuki Fujimoto One-Shot Goodbye, Eri
Bondo took another censored shot, asking his mother why she was carrying a ladle instead of her usual kitchen knife.
“Do you really think they can bend me while I’m holding a knife?” She asks her son, while Roboco moves to use her control beam to “get her out in case.”
The chapter also testified that Miyazaki was critical of sensitive readers.
Expect Bondo’s two best friends, Gorilla Gachi and Motsuo, to arrive soon and ‘bully’ her master – Another gag-running series, this series that sees a couple’s supposed bullying is always exposed out of love and concern for their friend – Roboco asserts, “These two people who Bullying can never be broadcast.”
Although Bondo notes that they “always turn out to be great guys,” Roboco seeks to “just refine their lines.” As her master explained, doing so usually makes the “aggressive” dialogue sound worse.
Unsurprisingly, despite the hilarious nature of the series and its advertisement, the anime quote of Me & Roboco still manages to generate controversy among some western manga fans, especially those who prefer the action shonen series.
In the opinion of these fans, Me & Roboco doesn’t deserve an anime adaptation before community favorites like Mashle: Muscles and Magic, Dandadan, and even the canceled The Hunter’s Guild: Red Hood.
Adding salt to their wounds, on the same day the Me & Roboco anime was announced, fan favorite Shonen Ayashimon was canceled.
Are you excited for the anime adaptation of Me & Roboco? Tell us your thoughts on social media or in the comments below!
NEXT: Sawman Editor Provides Part 2 Update, Announces Physical Release of Tatsuki Fujimoto One-Shot Goodbye, Eri