News Kotoura-san Anime Previewed in Haruka Ad, Mini Episode
posted on 2012-12-11 01:05 EST
The official YouTube channel for the Kotoura-san anime series began streaming a 30-second television ad and a mini episode focusing on the anime's heroine Haruka Kotoura. The ad features the series' opening theme, "Sonna Koto Ura no Mata Urabanashi Desho?" by Megumi Nakajima.
The first of six "Haruka no Heya" (Haruka's Room) mini episodes began streaming on Friday. A new episode with Haruka introducing one of the series' characters will premiere each week. In the first episode, Haruka comically introduces herself while switching back and forth between interviewer and interviewee mode.
Hisako Kanemoto plays Haruka, a girl who can read people's minds and she joins the ESP club after transferring to a new school, while Jun Fukushima (Aquarion Evol, Tight-rope) will play her classmate Yoshihisa Manabe.
The main cast also includes Kana Hanazawa (Nisemonogatari, To Love-Ru) as Yuriko Mifune, Yurika Kubo (Love Live! School idol project, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse) as Hiyori Moritani, and Hiro Shimono (Ben-To, Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts) as Daichi Muroto.
Masahiko Ohta (Minami-ke, Mitsudomoe, Yuruyuri) is directing the anime at the studio AIC Classic. Takashi Aoshima (Minami-ke, Mitsudomoe, Yuruyuri) is in charge of the series scripts, while Takaharu Okuma (Mitsudomoe, Hanaukyo Maid-tai) is serving as the character designer and chief animation director. Enogizu created the original four-panel online romantic comedy manga.
The anime will premiere in Japan on January 10.