The official website for Hataage! Kemonomichi (Rise Up! Animal Road), the television anime of Natsume Akatsuki's Kemonomichi manga, revealed the October 2 premiere for the series on Wednesday. The anime will premiere on AT-X on October 2 at 10:00 p.m., before debuting later that night on Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11. The series will begin streaming the same day exclusively through AbemaTV.
Kazuya Miura (DRAMAtical Murder) is directing the anime at ENGI. Touko Machida (Lucky Star, DRAMAtical Murder, Harukana Receive) is in charge of the series scripts. Tomoka Noumi (episode animation director for Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Sagrada Reset) is designing the characters.
No B and Katsuyuki Konishi (as his character Kemona Mask) is performing the opening song "Fight! Kemona Mask," while Momosumomosu is performing the ending song "Anecdote."
The manga follows masked wrestler Genzō Shibata, who likes all kinds of animals and creatures. One day he is summoned to another world, where a princess asks him to help kill magical beasts, but he gets mad and puts her in a German suplex. Instead, he begins life as a pet shop owner in the other world.