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Medaka Box Anime's Akune Character Promo Streamed

posted on 2012-03-23 04:20 EDT
Daisuke Namikawa plays handsome "Prince of the Judo World"

The official website for the television anime adaptation of NisiOisin and Akira Akatsuki's Medaka Box manga began streaming a 15-second Akune character video on Friday. Daisuke Namikawa (07-Ghost's Mikage, Kimi ni Todoke's Shōta Kazehaya) plays Kōki Akune, the strikingly handsome second-year student and "Prince of the Judo World" who everyone on campus knows. The site already posted character videos for the title character Medaka Kurokami, her friend Zenkichi Hitoyoshi, and classmate Shiranui.

The story follows Medaka (voiced by Aki Toyosaki), the strongest girl in Hakoniwa Academy and head of the school's student council. The student body can submit pleas for help, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, into the suggestion box that Medaka installed. Together with council members Zenkichi (Yuuki Ono), Akune, Kikaijima (Ai Kayano), she takes on the challenges in the school that include supernatural powers and near-constant battles.

Gainax is producing the adaptation while Shouji Saeki (Mahoromatic: Summer Special, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, He Is My Master) is directing and editing the series scripts and Ikuo Kuwana (Street Fighter Alpha: Generations) is designing the characters. NisiOisin and Akira Akatsuki launched the original manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2009, and Shueisha released the 14th compiled book volume on March 2.

The anime will premiere in Japan on April 4.

[Via Yaraon!]


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