What You Need to Know:
- Shin-Ei Animation and AlphaBoat have begun a collaborative effort to create and operate an official YouTube channel for the immensely popular anime series Atashin’chi. AlphaBoat will be managing the official YouTube channel and the official Twitter, as well as providing copyright management services.
- Atashin’chi describes the everyday life of the Tachibana family: Mother, who tries her best in everything she does despite her clumsiness; Father, who says little and insists on doing everything his way; Mikan, a high school romantic; and Yuzuhiko, who might appear to be emotionless at first glance but is quite naïve. You will find yourself smiling at the little stories found in the everyday lives of this immensely relatable quintessential Japanese family.
- The original manga version of Atashin’chi by Eiko Kera is being newly published in serial form on the AERA magazine since December 2019.
- Mother has become quite popular, even becoming the centerpiece of a monthly educational campaign poster for the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” campaign promoted by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry in 2003 and she took fourth place in Taiwan’s “Venerated Mother Rankings” (based on data from internet trends analytics site ‘DailyView’ in 2014).
Source: Official Press Release
I’ve been told that there will be additional video content uploaded to the channel including never-
before-seen video as well as collaboration videos and specials, so I am very much looking forward to it. I’m also looking forward to a special video that makes me wonder, “Is it okay to upload this to the official YouTube channel?” Be sure to send your requests as well through comments on YouTube or messages to the official Twitter account!
Eiko Kera (original creator)
The Official Atashin’chi YouTube Channel
※The release schedule is subject to change.
※Release period differs for each episode.
Eiko Kera (Manga Artist)
Born in Tokyo in 1962, in 1994, she began to publish Atashin’chi, a manga about everyday life events based on her own family, on the Sunday edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun. The series was also adapted for anime and film later on. (The anime series were aired in 2002-2009 and 2015-2016.) Atashin’chi was awarded the 42nd Bungeishunjū Manga Award in 1996. The immensely popular series has been translated into various languages and published internationally. Though the series officially ended in 2012, ending its 18-year run of serialization, it began to be serialized anew in December 2019 on the magazine AERA and continues to do so up to the present moment.