Aho Toro’s Kaibyōi Ramune (怪病医ラムネ) manga is confirmed to inspire a TV anime adaptation titled “Dr. Ramune Mysterious Disease Specialist” for January 2021.
The manga is currently serializing in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine and centers on a doctor and apprentice who fights mysterious diseases, which modern medicine cannot cure.
The anime series is directed by Hideaki Oba, director of “Denkō Chō Tokkyū Hikarian – Lightning Attack Express,”and animated by Platinum Vision. Ayumu Hisao, series composition of “Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life” is supervising and writing the series scripts, while Youko Satou is designing the characters.
▍Characters and Cast
■ Ramune – CV: Yūma Uchida (内田雄馬)
Ramune is a doctor who specializes in treating patients with “mystery diseases,” which are caused when something “strange” sneaks into the hearts of the weak-minded. He is a foul-mouthed physician who is rude to most and very rarely understands the atmosphere around him. Though, he is a very skilled doctor who can quickly identify the root cause of any strange illness.
■ Kero – CV: Takuma Nagatsuka (永塚拓馬)
Kero is a junior high school student who works as Ramune’s assistant. He has good judgment and motor skills as well as a rational mind. It’s hard to understand his mood due to having a poker face and is always having to play the straight man when Ramune says or does anything. Kero trusts Ramune’s skills as a specialist of mystery diseases completely.
As long as hearts exist inside people, there will always be those who suffer.
And then something “strange” enters their mind and causes a strange disease to manifest itself in the body.
The illness, which is called a “mystery disease” is unknown to most, but certainly exists. There is a doctor and apprentice who fights the disease, which modern medicine cannot cure.
His name is Ramune.
He acts freely all the time, is foul-mouthed, and doesn’t even look like a doctor!
However, once he is confronted with the mysterious disease, he is able to quickly uncover the root cause of his patients’ deep-seated distress and cure them.
And beyond that…
▍Staff and Production
Original Work: Aho Toro (阿呆トロ) [Serializing at Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius]
Director: Hideaki Oba (大庭秀昭)
Series Composition & Script: Ayumu Hisao (久尾 歩)
Character Design: Youko Satou (佐藤陽子)
Animation: Platinum Vision