Pom’s Crossdressing Manga ‘Senpai Wa Otokonoko’ Receives an Anime Adaptation


  • The official website for Pom’s ‘Senpai Wa Otokonoko’ released a new promotional video, and the anime is set to premiere in 2024.
  • The main staff and cast members have also been revealed. 
  • The anime focuses on the story of Makoto, a crossdresser, and his complicated love triangle.

‘Senpai Wa Otokonoko’ is a beautiful manga about a pure love that transcends gender boundaries. It is one of those queer stories that isn’t just there to provide fanservice.

It goes to great lengths to show the real struggles of queer people and the homophobia they face. It is truly a remarkable story for people looking for representation. 

The official website for Pom’s ‘Senpai Wa Otokonoko’ released a new promotional video. The anime is set to premiere in 2024.


The brief promotional video doesn’t feature any animation; it releases the teaser visual while we hear the character voices of Makoto, Saki, and Ryuji. 

We can hear Saki confessing to Makoto while he reveals that he isn’t the ‘girl’ she thinks him to be.

Pom's Crossdressing Manga ‘Senpai Wa Otokonoko’ Receives an Anime Adaptation
Makoto, Senpai Wa Otokonoko, Teaser Visual | Source: Official Website

The first key visual features our main character, Makoto, surrounded by cute accessories.

The prominent staff members for ‘Senpai wa Otokonoko’ have been revealed.

PositionStaffOther Works
Director Shinsuke YanagiBottom-tier Character Tomozaki
ScriptwriterYoriko TomitaMy Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex
Animation Production project No.9JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
Character DesignerShōto ShinkaiFood Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
Music Composer Yukari HashimotoMarch comes in like a lion

The anime’s main cast has been revealed, and here’s the list.

Character CastOther Works
Makoto HanaokaShūichirō UmedaMy Life as Inukai-san’s Dog (Pochita)
Saki AoiAkira SekinePrincess Principal  (Princess)
Ryūji TaigaYūma UchidaGiven (Ritsuka Uenoyama)

The anime’s official X account will hold a campaign three times in which three people will receive posters autographed by the cast. 

The first round of presents included a poster signed by Umeda. Those interested should follow the anime’s official X account (@painoko_anime) and repost the relevant post by 11:59 pm on February 23rd.

The anime focuses on the story of Saki, who confesses to her crush, Makoto, under the assumption that she is a girl. However, Makoto reveals that she is a man crossdressing as a girl and expects Saki to be repulsed.

Instead, Saki responds with increased enthusiasm and decides to pursue Makoto fully. This starts a unique romance story that captures the essence of love most beautifully. It is a must-watch for everyone.

About Senpai Wa Otokonoko

Senpai Wa Otokonoko  also known as This Is Him, is a Japanese romance manga series written and illustrated by Pom. An anime television series adaptation produced by Project No.9 is set to premiere in 2024 on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block.

Senpai Is an Otokonoko follows the story of Makoto Hanaoka, a young man who dresses like a woman despite his mother’s disapproval. He then gets involved in a complicated love triangle involving a bisexual girl who confesses to him and his childhood friend.

Source: Official Website

Aaheli Pradhan

Aaheli Pradhan

A grandma by heart who loves to knit, sketch, and swing in parks. Binge-reads a massive amount of manga from psychological to shounen-ai. Either awkward or salty, there's no in-between.


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