News Crunchyroll to Simulcast Asobi ni Ikuyo Anime
posted on 2010-07-09 12:31 EDT
The 13-episode television anime series was announced in March of 2009 and is set to premiere in Japan on Sunday. The cast includes Haruka Tomatsu, Kana Hanazawa, and Kanae Ito, and the project is the directorial debut of Yooichi Ueda (Mecha animation director on Mobile Suit Gundam Seed; animation director on Bamboo Blade, Infinite Ryvius).
Media Factory has published 14 volumes since Kamino started the light novel series in 2003. A manga adaptation has been running in Monthly Comic Alive magazine from the same publisher since 2006, and seven manga volumes have since been compiled. Houdeneizou (Wagaya no Oinarisama.) draws the illustrations in the light novels, while the artist "888" draws the manga version.
Update: More background information added.
Image © Okina Kamino, Media Factory/Catia Embassy
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