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Romcom manga series 'Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible' announces TV anime adaptation

The romcom manga by Nene Yukimori gets a TV anime with Kana Hanazawa as Kubo and Kengo Kawanishi as Junta Shiraishi.

By: Nicole S. Castro on May 13, 2022 at 17:22 PHT

Official channels have announced that Nene Yukimori's romcom manga series Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible is inspiring a TV anime adaptation by studio PINE JAM.

Below is the first teaser visual.

Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible (Japanese: 久保さんは僕モブを許さない, Romaji: Kubo-san wa Mobu o Yurusanai) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nene Yukimori. It has been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump since October 2019.

The story features ordinary, easy-to-ignore high school student Junta Shiraishi (CV: Kengo Kawanishi) who is treated like a video game mob character by his teachers and peers. But this changes after the gorgeous Kubo Nagisa (CV: Kana Hanazawa) starts paying attention to him.

Below is a commemorative illustration by series author Yukimori to celebrate the TV anime announcement. This announcement a little before the sale of the ninth volume of the manga, which will be available in Japanese bookstores this May 18.


  • Original work: Nene Yukimori's "Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible" (serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump)

  • Director: Kazuomi Koga

  • Series composition/Script: Yuya Takahashi

  • Character design: Yoshiko Saito

  • Animation production: PINE JAM

Source: Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible 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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