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P.A. Works' Nagi no Asukara Previewed in 1st Promo Video

posted on 2012-10-27 10:00 EDT
2013 TV anime with Mari Okada scripts, Buriki designs, voices by Kana Hanazawa & Natsuki Hanae

Geneon Universal Entertainment's Rondo Robe anime label began streaming the first promotional video for Nagi no Asukara, the original animation project from P.A. Works and ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine, on Saturday. The same video debuted at last Saturday's Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival event. The singer Ray (To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness, Waiting in the Summer) performed the image song "Nagi" used in the promotional video.

The event revealed that the anime will air next year, and that a manga series adaptation will debut in the magazine next spring. The event and the video also revealed a new character named Kihara, but did not reveal the character's voice actor.

Toshiya Shinohara (Black Butler, The Book of Bantorra) is directing off scripts supervised by Mari Okada (Black Butler, The Book of Bantorra, anohana, Hanasaku Iroha). Buriki (Haganai, Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl) is in charge of the original character designs.

Kana Hanazawa and Natsuki Hanae are leading the cast. Hanazawa will play Manaka Mukaido, a middle school girl who is indecisive and prone to crying. Hanae will play Hikari Sakishima, Manaka's caring childhood friend.


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