Anime Spotlight - GLASSLIP

by Anthony Foronda, Jul 23rd 2014

Broadcast July 3, 2014(JST)

Key Staff

Director: Junji Nishimura
( True Tears, Ranma ½, Kyo kara Maoh!)
Series Composition: Rika Sato
(Tari Tari (TV) (as Screenplay (eps 5-8, 11-12)
Junji Nishimura
( True Tears(as Script (eps 2, 5, 9, 11)), Hanasaku Iroha - Blossoms for Tomorrow (as Script (eps 10, 16, 17, 23)

Music: Akito Matsuda
(D-Fragments, Dog & Scissors)

Introduction

The summer to convey one's feelings will be here.

New encounters guides tomorrow – a romantic an fantastic story!

Story

Tohko Fukami, the daughter of a glass crafting studio, uses the café Kazemichi in a friend's house as the place to relax with her friends. During summer vacation of her 12th grade year, Kakeru Okikura, a boy that appeared before them as a transfer student, tells Tohko that he can hear the voice of the future. If she could know what the future was like beforehand, what would she wish for? Feeling restlessness like never before, Tohko finds that within her heart, there is an emotion that cannot be left untouched and steadily growing...

Characters

Tohko Fukami
VA: Seria Fukagawa

12th grade, Hinodehama High School. Member of the Art club, and the daughter of a glass crafting studio. From when she was young, whenever she gazed into something sparkling she could see gloomy images within, but she herself doesn't know what those images are about.

Yanagi Takayama
VA:Saori Hayami

12th grade, Nagisagaoka High School. Future goal is to become a model. Her mother passed away when she was very young, and her father got re-married. She lives together with Yukinari who is the stepmother's son as well, and is devoting herself to helping Yukinari with his rehabilitation training after his injury.

Sachi Nagamiya
VA:Risa Taneda

12th grade, Hinodehama High School. Tohko's classmate. Very frail, and tends to be absent from school often due to medical reasons. Her hobby is to read books, and is very sensitive to other people's feelings.

Kakeru Okikura
VA: Ryota Osaka

Transfer student that entered Hinodehama High School. He has an architect for a father and a pianist for a mother, and had been transferring from school to school following his mother as she changes location for work. During the summer of his 12th grade year, it was decided that he would live where his father grew up. He makes it a daily routine to walk through the mountains by himself.

Yukinari Imi
VA:Nobunaga Shimazaki

12th grade, Hinodehama High School. Member of the track team and was the team's hopeful sprinter; but since his injury in his 10th grade year he has been continuing to work on rehabilitation. His mother re-married Yanagi's father, but continues to use his mother's maiden name at school.

Hiro Shirosaki
VA:Daiki Yamashita

12th grade, Hinodehama High School. His hobby is to go climb mountains. Friends with Yukinari from junior high school. His house, which is also the café Kazemichi that his grandfather operates, is the recreational space for Yukinari, Tohko, and their friends.

Hina Fukami
VA:Nao Tōyama

Tohko's younger sister. 8th grade, Hinodehama First Junior High School. Part of the girl's swim team at school. A reliable person that often supports her sister who gets flustered often during times that really matter.

Momo Shirosaki
VA:Ai Kayano

Hiro's older sister who goes to college. She just got her driver's license, and desperately wants to drive other people around. She has a boyfriend that is currently a patient in a general hospital.

Cast

Tohko Fukami
Seria Fukagawa
Yanagi Takayama
Saori Hayami
Sachi Nagamiya
Risa Taneda
Kakeru Okikura
Ryota Osaka
Yukinari Imi
Nobunaga Shimazaki
Hiro Shirosaki
Daiki Yamashita
Hina Fukami
Nao Tōyama
Momo Shirosaki
Ai Kayano

Staff

Original story
Kazemichi
Director
Junji Nishimura
Assitant director
Takebumi Anzai
Series composition
Rika Sato
Junji Nishimura
Character design/Chief animation director
Miki Takeshita
Art director
Toshie Honda
Filming director
Satoshi Namiki
3D director
Kōsuke Haruta
Color coordinator
Naomi Nakano
Editing
Ayumu Takahashi
Sound director
Koji Tsujitani
Music
Akito Matsuda
Opening theme
ChouCho's “Natsu no Hi to Kimi no Koe”
Ending theme
nano.RIPE's “Toumei na Sekai”
Music production
Lantis
Produced by
Infinite
Animation production
P.A. WORKS
Production
GLASSLIP project

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