“We’re thrilled to unveil the second key visual and trailer, featuring the opening theme song “Shikairo Days,” performed by the talented cast: Megumi Han as NokotanSaki Fujita as KoshitanRui Tanabe as AnkoFuka Izumi as Bashame”


New Cast AnnouncementsWe’re also excited to welcome three new student council members to the cast: Yurika KuboRio TsuchiyaChinatsu Akasaki


“My Deer Friend Nokotan,” created by popular illustrator Oshioshio and serialized in Kodansha’s “Magazine Pocket,” is finally getting a TV anime adaptation. Mark your calendars for its debut in July 2024*Scheduled date is subject to change.


Second Key Visual & Trailer Release

The latest key visual highlights the four main members of the Deer Club, along with three new student council members who plan to disband the club. This unique visual perfectly captures the essence of this high school gag anime.



The second trailer, following the first trailer, introduces the student council members and features the opening theme song, creating a must-watch PV with a MAD-style twist. With WIT STUDIO’s stunning animation, known for hits like “SPY×FAMILY” and “Attack on Titan,” the anime promises a blend of chaotic humor and cuteness.






Additional Cast Comments



Yurika Kubo as Nekoyamada Neko(Neko-chan)


I’m Yurika Kubo, and I’ll be playing the role of Nekoyamada Neko. When I first heard the title “My Deer Friend Nokotan,” I felt an inexplicable connection to it, so I am truly delighted and honored to be a part of this project. Neko-chan may be small, but she’s a hard worker with a bit of a sharp tongue, yet she’s absolutely lovable! She has a charm that makes you want to cheer for her, so I’ll do my best to make everyone fall in love with her!





Rio Tsuchiya as Tanukikouji Kinu(Tanuki)


I’m Rio Tsuchiya, and I’ll be voicing Tanuki. When I first read the original work, I was pleasantly shocked, thinking, “What is this…?” in the best possible way. During the recording sessions, I often find myself nearly laughing at everyone’s lines. Tanuki is a girl with a negative mindset who easily gets flustered, but I’ll give my all to ensure she stands out amidst the chaos! It’s a work that will make you laugh even when you’re tired, so I hope you enjoy it!




Chinatsu Akasaki as Tsubameya Chiharu(Tsubame)


The deer are in motion! This anime is for those who want to fully feel the essence of deer. It’s not about thinking with your head, but feeling it with your heart… and antlers! My character, Tsubame, may seem poker-faced, but she has a heart full of deer spirit. Why not unleash your inner deer spirit too?




Opening and Ending Theme Songs

The opening theme “Shikairo Days” is performed by the Deer Club (Megumi Han, Saki Fujita, Rui Tanabe, and Fuka Izumi), while the ending theme “Shika-senbei no Uta,” sung by Megumi Han and Saki Fujita, will be released on CD on August 28, 2024. The songs, crafted for this series, will also be available for early streaming starting July 8, right after the first episode airs.


Theme Song Details


Opening Theme:

  • Title: Shikairo Days
  • Lyrics: Kana Yaginuma
  • Composition/Arrangement: Yuki Waga
  • Performed by: Deer Club [Shikanoko Noko(CV: Megumi Han), Koshi Torako(CV: Saki Fujita), Koshi Anko(CV: Rui Tanabe), Bashame Meme(CV: Fuka Izumi)]
  • Produced by: Lantis
  • Production Collaboration: Masamitsu Fukumori (sixth floor)

Ending Theme:

  • Title: Shika-senbei no Uta
  • Lyrics: Safari Natsukawa, Hitoshi Harukawa
  • Composition/Arrangement: Hitoshi Harukawa
  • Performed by: Shikanoko Noko(CV: Megumi Han), Koshi Torako(CV: Saki Fujita)
  • Produced by: Lantis
  • Production Collaboration: Masamitsu Fukumori (sixth floor)

CD Release Details

  • Release Date: August 28, 2024
  • Title: TV Anime “My Deer Friend Nokotan” OP/ED Theme Song CD
  • Price: ¥1,300 (excluding tax)
  • Contents: Includes the opening and ending themes, along with instrumental versions (4 tracks total), featuring exclusive cover art.



Mark your calendars for July 2024 and get ready to join the whimsical world of “My Deer Friend Nokotan,” brought to life by WIT STUDIO and directed by Masahiko Ohta of “Himouto! Umaru-chan” and “Onipan!” fame. Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to immerse yourself in those deer feels!


Original Author: Oshioshio (Kodansha「Magazine Pocket」serialization)

Volumes 1-5 now available






Koshi Torako, a high schooler, one day feels something cold hit her face. Looking up, she spots a girl stuck, her antlers tangled in power lines. Helping Shikanoko, antlered and peculiar, turns Torako’s life, a model student by appearance only, upside down. Thus begins a tale of a girl (once a delinquent) and another (a deer?), in this Girl Meets Deer adventure!



Shikanoko Noko: Megumi Han

Koshi Torako: Saki Fujita

Koshi Anko: Rui Tanabe

Bashame Meme: Fuka Izumi

Nekoyamada Neko:Yurika Kubo

Tanukikouji Kinu:Rio Tsuchiya

Tsubameya Chiharu:Chinatsu Akasaki

Narration: Kosuke Toriumi


Meet the Characters


Shikanoko Noko(CV: Megumi Han)

  • A member of the Deer Club

A mysterious girl with horns who transferred to Tokyo Metropolitan Hino Minami High School. Her favorite snack? Deer crackers.




Koshi Torako(CV: Saki Fujita)

  • A former delinquent who turned her life around. President of the student council and head of the Deer Club at Tokyo Metropolitan Hino Minami High School. Known for her excellent grades and good reputation in the neighborhood, she is an honor student with a surprising past.




Koshi Anko(CV: Rui Tanabe)

  • A member of the Deer Club, she is very obsessed with her older sister Koshi Torako. She is a menhera who sees anyone who takes up her sister’s time with her as an enemy.




Bashame Meme(CV: Fuka Izumi)

  • A more-human-than-deer deer apprentice, she admired Noko and joined the Deer Club to fully embrace the deer lifestyle. In the Deer Club, she is mainly involved in enjoying rice and growing rice paddies.




Nekoyamada Neko(CV: Yurika Kubo)

  • Adorably Clumsy Vice President Neko is the vice president of the student council at Tokyo Metropolitan Hino Minami High School. She plots to disband the Deer Club and tries to uncover Koshitan’s weaknesses but always ends up failing hilariously.


My-Deer-Friend-Nokotan-Nekoyamada Neko


Tanukikouji Kinu(CV: Rio Tsuchiya)

  • Ultra-Negative Secretary Kinu is the secretary of the student council at Tokyo Metropolitan Hino Minami High School. Her kind and serious nature makes her prone to negative thinking. Her specialty dish is egg on rice (with eggshells included).


My-Deer-Friend-Nokotan-Tanukikouji Kinu


Tsubameya Chiharu(CV: Chinatsu Akasaki)

  • Passionate Nokotan Fan Chiharu is the treasurer of the student council at Tokyo Metropolitan Hino Minami High School. Though she appears quiet and cool, she’s a dedicated Nokotan fan. She has an older brother who works at a café.




Opening Theme:

Shikairo Days

Deer Club:Shikanoko Noko(CV: Megumi Han)、Koshi Torako(CV:Saki Fujita)、Koshi Anko(CV: Rui Tanabe)、Bashame Meme(CV.Fuka Izumi)


Ending Theme

Shika-senbei no Uta

Shikanoko Noko(CV: Megumi Han)、Koshi Torako(CV:Saki Fujita)




Original Author: Oshioshio

Director: Masahiko Ohta

Script: Takashi Aoshima

Character Design: Ayumu Tsujimura

Music: Yasuhiro Misawa

Animation: WIT STUDIO

Produced by Hino-Minami High School Deer Club

©Oshioshio・Kodansha/ Hinominami High School Deer Club


Official Links


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