TenPuru (the romaji spelling of “Temple”), or TenPuru: No One Can Live on Loneliness, is shaping up to be a fun romantic comedy with plenty of lewd moments with the girls who live and work at a Buddhist temple. It’s nowhere as risqué as Ah My Buddha (Amaenaide yo!!, or Don’t Act Spoiled!!), but what could touch that level of ecchiness in a temple setting?
TenPuru is set to air sometime in July 2023. Until then, we can enjoy this trailer.
Studio Gekkō has set up a promotional home page and an official Twitter page to promote the series and keep fans and potential viewers updated as they make new announcements. Extras, like the Key Art seen below, can be found there.
Seeking Enlightenment in All the Wrong Places
TenPuru follows the unlucky story of Akemitsu Akegami, voiced by Masayuki Akasaka. His father is a complete womanizer who apparently takes after his father, Akemitsu’s grandfather, who also had such a reputation. Akemitsu is determined to walk a different path and has ignored women in favor of pursuing work and proper education. He would rise above his family’s reputation of seducing and bedding numerous women.
His plans were derailed when he met a lovely young woman named Yuzuki Aoba (voiced by Aimi) after she had dropped a large rice bag on him. Meeting her led to love at first sight, unleashing a dam that saw him ogle women and joining his friends at mixers. He lost his job, and his grades took a turn for the worse.
Seeing his life fall apart and attributing it to his family’s “curse,” Akemitsu decides to become a monk and live at a Buddhist temple that should, he thought, be devoid of women. Unfortunately, the temple he chooses is solely occupied by women, three triplets, and two freeloaders, and one of them is Yuzuki herself. Akemitsu’s uncle chose well (or poorly), depending on the objective.
TenPuru first tried to fight the earthly desires of lust as a manga series written and illustrated by Kimitake Yoshioka. Kodansha started publishing the series in their Comic Days magazine on September 1st, 2018, releasing eight volumes thus far.
If you want to know what a Buddhist monk looks like after embracing the desire for intimacy with a woman, any woman, the J-List shop knows just the guy. InuYasha‘s own Miroku POP UP PARADE Figure would fit the bill nicely. Of course, if you want the complete experience of what happens when a monk betrays his actual love interest, the Sango POP UP PARADE Figure should remind him who holds the title of best girl.
Are you looking forward to the upcoming TenPuru anime adaptation? Do you think that Akemitsu can overcome his family’s penchant for seducing random women? Who do you think the best girl in the series is? Let us know in the comments below.