It is confirmed today that a TV anime adaptation of Miyuki Tonogaya's fantasy romantic comedy manga The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague is now in the works. Further information will be revealed on August 3, the birthday of Himuro-kun, one of the two main characters.
The manga has been serialized in Square Enix and pixiv's web magazine Gangan pixiv since July 2019. The series has printed over 500,000 copies in Japan so far and its latest sixth tankobon volume will be available on June 22.
Himuro-kun, a descendant of a modern-day snow woman, is a newcomer to the company who creates snowstorm, snowman, and kamakura when his emotions get the better of him. His secret crush on Fuyutsuki-san, a unique but kind co-worker, grows so strong that it sometimes freezes those around him. On the other hand, Fuyutsuki-san, who is often seen as cool by others, is also very interested in the mysterious Himuro-kun.
Their relationship gradually changes through daily work and company events, and they also begin to spend time together in private, but both are clumsy in love and cannot close the distance one more step…
"Thanks to all of you who have been supporting The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague, it is going to be adapted into an anime! Thank you!" says The manga author Tonogaya. "The original work was created in a manga format that is easy to read even on Twitter, but the anime has been carefully adapted to the anime's unique style of expression while maintaining the core of the work, resulting in a wonderful story. I hope you will enjoy watching Himuro-kun and Fuyutsuki-san move and talk!"
The author has also drawn an special illustration to announce the news:
Mankyu ([email protected], THE [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS Theater) is attached to direct, Zero-G (The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window) and Liber, a newly-established animation studio in 2021, will co-work on anime production.
And Yui Ishikawa (Violet Evergarden in Violet Evergarden) is cast as the main heroine Fuyutsuki-san, while Chiaki Kobayashi (Louis James Moriarty in Moriarty the Patriot) voices Himuro-kun.
— 『氷属性男子とクールな同僚女子』TVアニメ公式 (@ice_cool_anime) June 21, 2022
Manga tankobon 6th volume cover:
Source: press release
©Miyuki Tonogaya/SQUARE ENIX
©Miyuki Tonogaya/SQUARE ENIX, Hyozokusei Production Committee