The official website of the new animated television adaptation of manga Tensai Bakabon by Fujio Akatsuka, entitled Shinya! Tensai Bakabon, has revealed who will put their musical themes.

The main cast (Arata Furuta, Miyu Irino, Noriko Hidaka, Ai Nonaka) will form the unit Bakabon no Papa Organization to put the opening with the theme "Baka-Bonsoir!". The ending will be put by the hip hop band Ketsumeishi, although at the moment the song has no name. Toshiyuki Morikawa, Akira Ishida and Takahiro Sakurai will perform another theme that will be used in the series.

The story is starring a very idiotic young man and his father.

In the cast we will find:

  • Arata Furuta as the father of Bakabon
  • Miyu Irino as Bakabon
  • Noriko Hidaka as the mother of Bakabon
  • Ai Nonaka as Hajime, younger brother of Bakabon
  • Akira Ishida as Rerere no Ojisan
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa as Honkan, local policeman of the area
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Unagi-Inu

Toru Hosokawa (Baka Mukashi Banashi Gekijouban) will be the director of the anime and the writer of the scripts under Pierrot +, while Takashi Yamamoto (Onigiri) will be the assistant director. Takaaki Wada (Brave Story, animation director at Tokyo Ghoul) will design the characters. Avex Pictures will produce the music counting on Hiromi Kikuta as sound director.

The premiere of the series is scheduled for next July at night.

Akatsuka launched the manga Tensai Bakabon in the pages of the Weekly Shonen Magazine of Kodansha in 1967. The work already inspired four animated TV series between 1971 and 2000, as well as an animated film in 2015. In 2016 It issued an adaptation to real image series on NTV.

The author died in 2008 due to esophageal cancer and in 2011 he released a film inspired by his life.