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'More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers' releases 1st PV for October 2022 broadcast.

Here comes an unlikely couple! More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers airs this October 2022.

By: Nicole S. Castro on August 3, 2022 at 23:25 PHT

The first promotional video has been released for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Yūki Kanamaru's romantic comedy manga More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers.

The anime is slated to air in October 2022. It is animated by Studio Mother.

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The anime stars high school student Jirō Yakuin (CV: Seiichiro Yamashita) who has a crush on his childhood friend Shiori Sakurazaka (CV: Saki Miyashita). However, his school has implemented a couples training (夫婦実習, Fūfu jisshū) program which pairs him up with a gyaru named Akari Watanabe (CV: Saori Ōnishi).

Jirō and Akari don't like each other first, but they agree to earn enough points so that they can switch partners to the people they really like.


  • Akari Watanabe (CV: Saori Ōnishi)

  • Jirō Yakuin (CV: Seiichiro Yamashita)

  • Shiori Sakurazaka (CV: Saki Miyashita)

  • Minami Tenjin (CV: Toshiki Masuda

More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers (Japanese: 夫婦以上、恋人未満。Romaji: Fūfu Ijō, Koibito Miman) is a Japanese manga series by Yūki Kanamaru. It has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's seinen manga magazine Young Ace since March 2018.


  • Original story: Yūki Kanamaru (published in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine)

  • Chief director: Takao Kato

  • Director: Junichi Yamamoto

  • Series composition: Naruhisa Arakawa

  • Character design: Chizuru Kobayashi

  • Color design: Akatsuki Nagasaka

  • Art Director: Naoko Akuzawa (Team TillDawn)

  • Director of photography: Misato Takahata (Moe)

  • Editor: Ichirou Chaen (Typhoon Graphics)

  • Animation production: studio MOTHER

Source: More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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