This season’s anime adaptation of SankakuHead’s (Uzura Convenience, Arakure Neverland) manga, Himouto! Umaru-chan, has been pretty well received but that didn’t stop fans nitpicking. In Episode 1 of Himouto! Umaru-chan, Umaru Doma’s English exam was marked as 100% correct and Japanese blogs have gotten a kick out of a fans corrected version.
In other news, Cospa are accepting pre-orders for a T-Shirt based on the series for a total of 3,132 yen ($25.5).
Himouto! Umaru-chan is a Japanese manga series by Sankaku Head. It began serialization in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump from 2013. It has been collected in six tankobon volumes. An alternative version was serialized for two chapters in Shueisha’s monthly magazine Miracle Jump in 2012. An anime television series adaptation by Doga Kobo began airing in Japan from July 8, 2015. The “himouto” in the title is a pormanteau of himono (干物?, “dried fish”) and imouto (妹?, “little sister”).
Himouto! Umaru-chan synopsis from Haruhichan:
Umaru is a renowned beautiful 16-year-old girl in town, living with her elder brother Taihei. She acts a perfect sister with a kind heart, intelligence and popularity, who everybody admires. So who would believe how true Umaru is at home? Sleeping, gaming, watching TV, eating junk food, drinking cola… that’s almost all she does at home, leaving all the housework to her brother.
Her camouflage is so perfect that when one of her classmates visits her home by surprise and witnesses “true Umaru,” she pretends as if she is Umaru’s younger sister. Taihei is always swayed by Umaru’s gap between ostensible face and spoiled life, but he cannot hate his comical and somehow lovable cute little sister!