If you’ve been sleeping on Gal to Kyoryū (The Gal and the Dinosaur), it’s time to wake up. The anime adaptation of Moriko Mori and Cota Tomimura’s adorable offbeat manga is being produced by Space Neko Company, Kamikaze Douga, and Jun Aoki, the triple-powerhouse responsible for bizarre worldwide comedy sensation Pop Team Epic. While Gal to Kyoryu doesn’t seem like it’ll have the exact same kind of bite and absurdist humor as their previous show, it’s still shaping up to be an adorable and memorable anime. Now, a debut trailer for the series is here to show off a first look at the gal and her dinosaur in action, as well as a preview of the opening theme song.
The song previewed in the anime trailer above is titled “Kyōryū Agemizawa☆,” and is performed by the four main cast members of the anime under the unit name “Kyoryū Friends.” Those four anime cast members consist of Miyuri Shimabukuro as Kaede, Yuko Natsuyoshi as Kaede’s friend Yamada, Youki Kudou as Kaede’s senior co-worker at her part-time job, and Seiichirō Yamashita as Kaede’s boyfriend, Shōta.
Gal to Kyoryu is based on the adorably simple and zany manga of the same name. The story begins with fashionable gyaru Kaede finding a cute blue dinosaur and deciding to make it her new roommate. Together, her and the dinosaur eat junk food, watch TV, and gossip about fashion. The manga was launched by married couple Mori and Tomimura in Kodansha’s Young Magazine in October 2018. The third compiled volume of the series was published by Kodansha last week.
Tomimura has created several other manga series that are known for their honest and inclusive LGBT content, such as the four-panel essay manga Bokutachi LGBT (We are LGBT) and Jitsuroku! Tō-san Densetsu (Reality! Dad’s Legend). Mori, meanwhile, is also responsible for the Sayonara, High School manga that currently runs on Akita Publishing’s Manga Cross website.