Me and Roboco trailer confirms TV anime adaptation of Weekly Shonen Jump manga

The official manga cover of Me and Roboco
The official manga cover of Me and Roboco, the upcoming anime series. Pic credit: Viz media

When you think about anime, you can’t help but think of Weekly Shonen Jump. Shonen Jump is responsible for some of the biggest movers and shakers of the time, like Dragon Ball, One Piece, Jujutsu Kaisen, and My Hero Academia, to name a few.

Now, the manga publishers have announced that another popular manga, Me & Roboco, will be adapted into an anime series in the future.

Me and Roboco anime adaptation

Shuehi Miyazaki’s Me & Roboco debuted in 2020. The story follows a family who adds a robotic maid to their home for cleaning but whose carelessness causes quite a few issues, only to allow far more odd occurrences to occur. The manga series has a similar feel to Astroboy, especially as the robotic maid has been shown launching energy blasts when necessary.

The Official Me & Roboco Twitter Account shared a new trailer confirming that an anime adaptation is underway.

However, the Shonen Jump property has yet to reveal when we can expect the show to air. No news of the animation company that would be behind this comedy series that has become a fan favorite within the publishing company:

A preview of the upcoming issue of Jump, which Jump issued on May 23, revealed that the Me & Roboco manga would have essential news. Volume 8 of the manga will also be released on June 3.

Shueisha has separated its chapters into tankbon volumes. On November 4, 2020, the first volume (whose cover is a spoof of the first Doraemon volume) was released. Five volumes have been released as of October 4, 2021.

Me and Roboco manga synopsis and more

Intelligent robots are prevalent in the not-too-distant future. Mainly, ultra-capable AI-powered robotic maids known as OrderMaids are wildly popular worldwide, thanks in no small part to their cuteness. Everyone has a personal OrderMaid. Everyone except Bondo Taira, a 10-year-old whose family cannot buy one. That changed when Roboco appeared at his door.

Roboco, on the other hand, is not like other OrderMaids. She’s oddly muscular, terrible at cleaning, can make chicken tenders, has laser eyesight, can fly, and has a slew of other abnormalities. No one knows where she came from because Bondo’s mother never ordered her.

Everybody in the cast admits that they are residing in a manga. This trope is pronounced loud and clear in the chapter released on the same day as the anime announcement. It revolves around the actors attempting to make themselves more marketable for the viewing audience and the censors. 

Despite her wild activities, Roboco is hesitant to reveal her origin because she is not an Order Maid. Multiple chapters imply that she comes from a combative family. Some of her relatives explicitly belong to a battle organization.

In the summer of 2022, two long-awaited Shonen films will be released, One Piece: Red and Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. The fall is scheduled to see the return of My Hero Academia and Bleach as the introduction of Chainsaw Man. While it has not been confirmed whether Me & Roboco will be released this year, it would have stiff competition if an anime adaptation is released in 2022.

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