On April 4, 2023, the acclaimed slice-of-life rom-com Skip and Loafer by Misaki Takamatsu is scheduled to debut. The anime will be directed at Studio P.A. Works by Kotomi DEAI, who is well-known for his work on Teasing Master Takagi-san, Ergo Proxy, and Kimi No Todoke.
The opening theme song, “Mellow,” will be sung by Keina Suda, and the ending theme song, “Hanauta to Mawari Michi,” will be sung by Rikako Aida. This song roughly means “Humming and Detour.” Read on to find out more about the first episode of Skip and Loafer.
Fans Outside of Japan Will Only Be Able to Watch Skip and Loafer on Crunchyroll
Release date, time, and streaming platform:
The first episode of Skip and Loafer will air on TOKYO MX on April 4, 2023, at 11 p.m. JST. The show will also be shown on AT-X, Hokuriku Asahi Broadcasting, BS Asahi, and Kansai Telecasting Corporation, which are all Japanese networks.
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Fans of the popular manga series who live outside of Southeast Asia can watch the latest episodes of the anime adaptation for free on Crunchyroll, which is the world’s most popular anime streaming site.
Since the free version of the platform has a lot of ads, users can sign up for paid plans like Fan ($7.99/mo) and Mega Fan ($9.99/mo) to get rid of the ads and enjoy the platform without interruptions.
New people who sign up for Crunchyroll can get a free 14-day trial. The time and date that the first episode of Skip and Loafer comes out in each country may depend on where they are.
Here are the times when the next episode will be available around the world:
- Pacific Standard Time: Saturday, April 4, 7 am
- Central Standard Time: Saturday, April 4, 9 am
- Eastern Standard Time: Saturday, April 4, 10 am
- Greenwich Mean Time: Saturday, April 4, 2 pm
- Indian Standard Time: Saturday, April 4, 7.30 pm
- Central European Time: Saturday, April 4, 3 pm
- Australian Central Daylight Time: Sunday, April 4, 11.30 pm
- Philippines time: Saturday, April 4, 10 pm
The People Who Are Officially in Skip and Loafer
Here is the list of people who have been confirmed to be in the anime:
- Mitsumi Iwakura – Tomoyo Kurosawa (Rebecca in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners)
- Sо̄suke Shima – Akinori Egoshi (Cona in Overlord)
- Mika Egashira – Yuka Terasaki (Vuelo Eluko in Made in Abyss)
- Yuzuki Murashige – Maaya Uchida (Rikka Takanashi in Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!)
- Makoto Kurume – Megumi Han (Gon Freecss in Hunter x Hunter)
Concerning Skip and Loafer:
Here’s how the manga series’ official publisher, Seven Seas Entertainment, describes the story:
Excellent student Iwakura Mitsumi has always dreamt about leaving her small town, going to a prestigious university, and making a positive change in the world. But she’s so focused on reaching her goals that she’s not prepared for the very different (and overwhelming) city life that awaits her in a Tokyo high school.”
“Luckily, she makes fast friends with Shima Sousuke, a handsome classmate who’s as laid-back as she is over-prepared. Can this naive country girl make it big in Tokyo with Sousuke by her side?”
One of the most famous rom-com manga series is Skip and Loafer by Misaki Takamatsu. It was ranked #7 on Takarajimasha’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi!
2020, along with Sousuke Touka’s Ranking of the Kings. Over time, the manga series got a lot of praise for its great plot, interesting characters, and “slice of life” style.