'A Couple of Cuckoos' TV anime adaptation announced for 2022, PV, visual, cast and staff revealed

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: April 6, 2020 at 7:08 PM PHT (GMT+8)

Miki Yoshikawa's "A Couple of Cuckoos (Kakkō no Iinazuke)" manga series has been announced on Tuesday to receive a TV anime adaptation set for 2022 release. A promotional video and teaser visual were revealed by its official Twitter account which opened today along with the announcement of the anime's cast and staff.


Watch the first PV:

The series is animated in collaboration with Shin-Ei Animation and Synergy SP with Hiroaki Akagi serving as the chief director and Yoshiyuki Shirahata serving as the series director. The scripts are written by Yasuhiro Nakanishi and the characters are designed by Aya Takano.

A Couple of Cuckoos key visual

The cast includes:

  • Kaito Ishikawa as Nagi Umin

  • Akari Kitou as Erika Amano

The series is based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Miki Yoshikawa which was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shounen Magazine in January 2020. As of January 2021, it has been collected into 5 tankōbon volumes with the first volume releasing in May 15, 2020.


The story follows 17-year old second-year high school student Nagi Umino who learns that he is not the biological child of the family that raised him. On the way to his first meeting with his biological family he meets Erika Amano, a popular internet celebrity who is trying to escape from an arranged marriage. Later, Nagi and Erika discover that their parents had accidentally switched the two after their births and were now aiming to put them in an arranged marriage. To facilitate this, they are made to live in a house owned by Erika's family.

Source: A Couple of Cuckoos Official JP Twitter

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