On May 13, 2022, it was announced that Nene Yukimori’s manga Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (Kubo-san wa Mobu o Yurusanai) will receive an anime adaptation.
This was a rumor until the official announcement on their new website, and their first poster visual was released, showing Junta Shiraishi and his classmate, Kubo.
Pine Jam (known for Kagekishoujyo!) will be the animation studio behind the project, but the release date is still unknown. The production team includes director Kazuomi Koga, known for directing Kanojyo, Orozamashimasu, and other works.
Voice actress Kana Hanazawa is excited to bring Kubo to life
Voice actor Kana Hanazawa will play Nagisaki Kubo, and voice actor Kengo Kawanishi will play Junta Shiraishi.
I enjoyed playing Nagisaki Kubo in the ASMR voice dramas, so I was very happy to hear that the manga would be getting an anime adaptation. I look forward to saying the teasing lines that will make Junta Shiraishi squirm and jitter. I plan to reread the manga so I can tease her perfectly. When I first read the manga I thought it was going to be a cute slice of life anime. When I was notified that I got the role for Nagisaki Kubo, I was curious to see who would play the other roles. The anime is coming soon but I hope people will read the manga first.
Kana Hanazawa commented on mantan-web.jp regarding the production of the anime.
Kana Hanazawa is not only a voice actress but also a singer. Her debut single Hoshizora Destination was released on April 25, 2012 by Sony Entertainment. Kana is known for her other voice acting roles: Anri Sonohara in Durarara!!, Akane Tsunemori in Psycho-Pass, Rize Kamishiro in Tokyo Ghoul, and Mitsuri Kanroji in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
A social butterfly befriends a wallflower in this sweet romcom
The story revolves around the fact that high school student Junta Shiraishi is so quiet and ordinary that his classmates and teachers overlook him to the point that it’s almost like he’s a mafia character from a video game, i.e. invisible .
As fate would have it, the girl sitting next to him in class is not only very beautiful, but the only person who seems to notice him. Kubo decides to annoy Junta by challenging him to do things that make him stand out, then declares that she is his “hero”. However, if Nagisa Kubo is the heroine of this story, Junta is still just a “mob”. But do opposites attract?
Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible manga has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine since October 2019. As of November 2021, its chapters have been compiled into seven tankobon volumes.