Art Dreams Run Wild in Oshiete Hokusai! THE ANIMATION Trailer

High school heroine Tenkorin Okakura brandishes a pencil and enthusiastically prepares to sketch a neoclassical bust statue in a scene from the upcoming Oshiete! Hokusai THE ANIMATION short form TV anime.


A new trailer and eight new cast members have been revealed for Oshiete Hokusai! THE ANIMATION (“Teach Me, Hokusai! THE ANIMATION”), an upcoming short form web anime based on the manga by Naoto Iwakiri about a lazy high school girl who dreams of becoming a great artist with a little help from historical luminaries of the world of Japanese painting.


The new cast members include:


  • KENN as Ogata Kōrin.
  • Hidenori Takahashi as Takahashi Yuichi.
  • Daisuke Hirakawa as Kanō Eitoku.
  • Junichi Suwabe as Hakuin Ekaku.
  • Yū Hayashi as Utagawa Kuniyoshi.
  • Daisuke Ono as Ryūsei Kishida.
  • Ryoko Shiraishi as Uemura Shōen.
  • And Ayumu Murase as Kuroda Seiki.




The story of Oshiete Hokusai! THE ANIMATION follows Tenkorin Okakura, a high school girl who longs to be a great painter one day even though she lacks any motivation, talent, or study skills. One day, the thunder god Raijin from the famous “Wind God and Thunder God” Edo period folding screen painting appears before Tenkorin and offers to help her achieve her dreams of becoming an artist. By traveling through time and meeting famous figures in Japanese art history, can Tenkorin make her dreams come true?


A colorful key visual for Oshiete Hokusai! THE ANIMATION, featuring the main character, high school student Tenkorin Okakura, using her pencil to measure perspective for a drawing while surrounded by the thunder gods Fujin and Raijin as well as numerous famous painters from Japanese history.


Oshiete Hokusai! THE ANIMATION is directed by Naoto Iwakiri and features animation production by CoMix Wave Films. The series will stream in Japan on ABEMA and other online platforms beginning on March 07, 2021. The series will run for 10 episodes, with each episode being approximately 10 minutes in length.




Comic Natalie


Copyright notice: © Naoto Iwakiri / CWF 


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