My Clueless First Friend is getting an anime adaptation from Studio St.Signpost. A visual teaser and trailer were released along with the main staff and cast. The anime is scheduled to air in 2023.
Shigenori Kageyama will direct the series with Takafumi Hoshikawa and Shogo Yasukawa for the series lineup. Chikashi Kadekaru does character design while Toshio Masuda composes the music. Konomi Kohara will voice Akane Nishimura and Shizuka Ishigami will play the role of Taiyou Takada.
Anime adaptation of My Clueless First Friend is based on the manga series by Taku Kawamura. Square Enix’s shonen manga magazine Monthly Gangan Joker has been serializing the series since May 2018 and currently has 12 volumes. Manga and books for Square Enix published the English edition and they describe the first volume as:
Opposites attract when a cheerful guy meets the resident of his new class in this heartwarming slice-of-life school comedy series!
A lonely, brooding fifth-grade girl is the target of relentless bullying and teasing by her classmates—i.e. until a new kid appears on the scene. The affable Takada is as helpless as he is well-intentioned, but somehow he possesses the magical ability to begin bringing the Grim Reaper Nishimura out of her shell. As the elementary school students experience all the fun of a childhood summer together, from going to the pool to picking sunflowers to watching fireworks – an unusual friendship blossoms!