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The official website for Nagi no Asukara, the original animation project from P.A. Works and ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine, began streaming a promotional video for the series on Monday. The singer Ray (To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness, Waiting in the Summer) performed the image song "Nagi" used in the promotional video.
Toshiya Shinohara (Black Butler, The Book of Bantorra) is directing off scripts supervised by Mari Okada (Black Butler, The Book of Bantorra, anohana, Hana-Saku 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. Additional cast members include Kaito Ishikawa, Ryota Ohsaka, Ai Kayano, Mikako Komatsu, and Kaori Ishihara.
The official website also notes that the series will premiere on Tokyo MX and other channels on October 3.
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