Via Comic Natalie: the TV anime adaptation of Aiko Koyama’s “Maiko-san chi no Makanai-san” will be dropping its first episode on NHK this 2nd October 2021. Weekly Shonen Sunday (Detective Conan) serialises the manga, which debuted back in December 2016. It now has 13 volumes, and even won several awards, including Shogakukan’s Shonen Manga Award during the 65th Manga Awards in 2019.

The award-winning manga follows a girl named Kiyo, who after graduating middle school came to Kyoto to become a Maiko, or apprentice geisha. Unfortunately, she lacks the talent and is now working as a caretaker at a Maiko lodge.