Nagi, Erika and their friends in the anime A Couple of Cuckoos. Pic credit: @animeclick.it

The official Twitter account for the anime A Couple of Cuckoos @cuckoo_anime revealed in a Tweet that it will be hosting a TikTok dance competition!

The prize is a signed t-shirt. The dance that the participants will have to perform is called the “Cuckoo Dance” and was choreographed by Erika Amano.

You can see the adorable dance in the TikTok video below, performed by Erika Amano:

Upload a video of you doing the cuckoo dance to TikTok and make sure to use @cuckoo_anime so they will see your video and enter it into the contest. The deadline is June 30, 2022.

What’s with the fluttering bird movement? It’s a pun on the title of the anime A Couple of Cuckoos (a cuckoo bird swaps a bird’s egg for their own to have another bird raise it for them).

A Couple of Cuckoos started out as a manga series written and illustrated by Miki Yoshikawa. It was originally published in September 2019 as a one-off issue, and after gaining popularity, it began serialization in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in January 2020.

In April 2022, the anime adaptation by Shin-Ei and SynergySP premiered on TV Asashi’s NUMAnimation block. Crunchyroll has licensed the series outside of Asia.

On April 11, 2022, Crunchyroll also announced that the series will have an English Dub. A spin-off mini-anime series titled Kakko no Iikagen premiered on YouTube on April 28, 2022.

「カッコウのいいかげん!」#1 TVアニメ『カッコウの許嫁』ミニアニメ】(期間限定公開)

The official mini-anime spin-off of A Couple of Cuckoos.

A Couple of Cuckoos manga story: Two high school students thrown together by circumstance or fate?

The story begins when a 17-year-old sophomore, Nagi Umino, discovers that he is not the biological child of the family that raised him. On the way to his first meeting with his biological parents, he meets a popular internet celebrity named Erika Amano, who is trying to escape an arranged marriage.

Later, Nagi and Erika discover that their parents accidentally switched the two after they were born and to make up for it, they devised the brash plan to get their children married. In an effort to get Nagi and Erika to get to know each other and fall in love, they are forced to live together in a house owned by Erika’s family.

A visual poster for A Couple of Cuckoos.
Latest poster visual for A Couple of Cuckoos. Pic credit: @cuckoos-anime.com

From a one-off manga to an anime series that gets two courses

When Miki Yoshikawa first published the series as a one-shot manga, it was part of a promotion where she would publish three one-shots and allow readers to vote on which one to serialize. After getting enough votes, the series began serialization in Weekly Shonen Magazine. A promotional video for the series was released on June 11, 2020 featuring voice actors Yuma Uchida and Maaya Uchida, who happen to be siblings!

In April 2021, the anime adaptation was announced. It is animated by Shin-Ei Animation and SynergySP and directed by Yoshiyuki Shirahata with Hiroaki Akagi as the lead director. Aya Takano creates the character designs while Yasuhiro Nakanishi oversees the script. A Couple of Cuckoos airs twice in a row.

The opening theme song is called Dekoboko (Rough) and is sung by Kiyoe Yoshioka, the lead singer of a Japanese two-singer group called Ikimonogakari. The closing song titled Shikaku Unmei (Square Destiny) is sung by the band Sangatsu no Phantasia.

The latest trailer for A Couple of Cuckoos can be seen here:

Official 4th trailer for A Couple of Cuckoos.

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