Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible key visual released

The covers of volumes one and two of Kubo Won't Let Me Be Invisible featuring characters Kubo and Shiraishi.
The rom-com anime Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible is a slice-of-life story about a high schooler who goes unnoticed by everyone but a single girl, his classmate Kubo. Pic credit: Nene Yukimori and Viz Media

A main visual for the upcoming Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible anime series has been released.

Illustrated by character designer Yoshiko Saitō (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation), the visual depicts the two main characters (Nagisa Kubo and Junta Shiraishi).

Take a look below:

Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible’s MCs Junta and Nagisa. Pic credit: https://kubosan-anime.jp/

The Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible anime: what we know so far

Not much has been disclosed about the Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (久保さんは僕を許さない , Kubo-san wa Mobu o Yurusanai) anime series, except that it is being produced by Pine Jam (Gleipnir, Kagekishoujyo!).

Kazuomi Koga — known for his directorial work on the Rent-A-Girlfriend anime series — is directing the series. Yūya Takahashi (Tiger & Bunny) is in charge of the script while Yoshiko Saitō (the 7 Seeds ONA) is handling character design.

Kana Hanazawa (The Legend of Hei’s Luo Xiaohei) will voice Nagisa Kubo while Kengo Kawanishi (Psycho-Pass 2’s Kyohei Otsu) will voice Junta Shiraishi.

The Kubo-san wa Mobu o Yurusanai anime adaptation was first announced on May 13, 2022, when the first poster visual was released (the image on top). Soon thereafter, the official webpage for the project was launched.

The release date is still unknown, so stay tuned.

The Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible manga

The Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible anime is based on the eponymous ongoing manga series by Nene Yukimori that began in October 2019. The manga is serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine and published under the Young Jump Comics label.

The chapters have been collected into seven tankōbon volumes (as of November 2021).

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Viz Media has licensed the series for English publication.

The plot follows first-year high school student Junta Shiraishi, who is as quiet as it gets. As a result, neither his classmates nor his teachers notice him, making him feel literally invisible.

However, that state of affairs is soon to change as the girl who sits next to Junta (Nagisa Kubo) notices him all too well. As it happens, Nagisa is quite outgoing and an extrovert to boot; she starts daring Junta to do things that will make him stand out. Thereupon, the pushy girl declares herself a “heroine.”

As unlikely as it may seem, the pair is soon to develop a deeper relationship, with both MCs changing for the better with the help of each other’s positive influence.

Practically, this is an Aharen-san wa Hakarenai plot type, except the roles are reversed. Nagisa is not Raido, either, as she is actually hoping to get credit for her deeds, but the similarities are there.

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