Takami’s impact on his ecchi anime is indelible, but until now he had never actually directed any of his ecchi shows. This marks his first time as director, actually as a co-director with Takao Kato. Kato had previously directed Upotte!! and the first season of To Love-Ru (the only season which had the guts to show Mikan’s nipples, albeit just barely).
Akio Takami and Takao Kato will be directing the series, with series composition duties going to Katsuhiko Takayama. Character designs will be provided by Akio Takami, and Art direction by Yoshio Tanioka. Music production will be handled by Shunichi Uemura, and animation production will be done by Xebec.
As an economist, Takao Kato studies unintended consequences of public policy decisions. As a professor at Colgate with many international students in his classes, he considers their prospects for gainful employment in the United States. That connection inspired a research project he conducted with Chad Sparber, assistant professor of economics.