Chibi Maruko-chan manga creator Momoko Sakura’s “GJ8 Man” character is inspiring his own net anime series that premiered on Saturday.
The “GJ8 Man” character is also serving as the fifth anniversary commemoration character for Shueisha’s Grand Jump magazine.
When Grand Jump editor-in-chief Fujie Kenji first saw the character, he said he had assumed “GJ” stood for “Grand Jump.”
The anime follows Joe Gorō, a boy who lives a carefree life in the small historical town of Gujo Hachiman in Gifu prefecture.
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