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Sora Amamiya, Yoshitaka Yamaya Star in Isshūkan Friends Anime

posted on 2014-01-21 01:45 EST
Brains Base to produce April series about a boy looking for a friend

The February issue of Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Sora Amamiya and relative newcomer Yoshitaka Yamaya will star in the Isshūkan Friends. (One-Week Friends) anime. Amamiya (Log Horizon, Wanna Be the Strongest in the World, Gaist Crusher) will star as Kaori Fujimiya, and Yamaya (Unbreakable Machine-Doll, Senran Kagura) will star as Yūki Hase.

The story of the manga revolves around Yūki, a boy who wants to become friends with his classmate and desk neighbor Kaori. However, she gently declines his friendship, saying, “But, my... Memories of my friends disappear in a week...” Even so, Yūki wants to become her friend, and so the two become friends over and over again as the weeks pass.

Tarou Iwasaki (Fullmetal Alchemist episode director) will direct the series at Brains Base (D-Fragments, Natsume's Book of Friends, Baccano!). Shôtarô Suga (The Eccentric Family, Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) is in charge of the scripts, and Eri Yamazaki (My Little Monster animator) is designing the characters. Irone Toda is scoring the soundtrack.

Hazuki began the manga in 2012, and Square Enix is shipped the fourth compiled volume in November.

The anime will premiere in April.


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