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Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Manga Gets TV Anime

posted on 2014-11-29 02:05 EST
Original anime DVD staff & cast mostly retained for Spring 2015 "love x kiss x comedy"

A television anime adaptation of Miki Yoshikawa's Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo) manga has been green-lit for a Spring 2015 premiere. The television anime will retain almost all the cast from the upcoming original anime DVD (OAD) project, including Ryota Ohsaka (Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara, Knights of Sidonia) as Ryū Yamada and Saori Hayami (Is the order a rabbit?, Bakuman) as Urara Shiraishi.

The rest of the cast includes:

  • Toshiki Masuda (Kimi no Iru Machi, Samurai Flamenco) as Toranosuke Miyamura
  • Maaya Uchida (Date A Live II, Noragami) as Miyabi Itō
  • Toshiharu Sasaki as Kentarō Tsubaki
  • Eri Kitamura (Magic Kaito 1412, Knights of Sidonia) as Nene Odagiri
  • Daisuke Ono (Terra Formars, Magi - The Kingdom of Magic) as Ushio Igarashi
  • Yui Makino (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Angel Beats!) as Meiko Ōtsuka
  • Yuki Takao (Kimi no Iru Machi, Blade & Soul) as Maria Sarashima
  • Shinnosuke Tachibana (Kamisama Kiss, Battle Spirits: Sword Eyes) as Shinichi Tamaki

Aoi Yuki will play Noa Takigawa, and Masumi Tazawa will play Rika Saionji.

Tomoki Takuno ([email protected]: XENOGLOSSIA, Love Live! School idol project episode director) is returning from OAD project to direct anime at Liden Films with assistant director Fumiaki Usui. Michiko Yokote is writing and supervising the series scripts. Eriko Iida (Love Live! School idol project episode animation director) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. Yota Tsuruoka (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) is the sound director, and Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music.

Yoshikawa's original "love x kiss x comedy" story begins when Yamada, the high school's worst problem child, bumps into the beautiful honor student Shiraishi on the stairs, and their lips touch as they fall. When they regain their wits, they realize that they have swapped bodies. As time progresses, the two realize that this is not the only mysterious happening in the school.

The manga's 15th compiled volume will bundle the first anime DVD and ship on December 17. The manga's 17th volume will bundle the second OVA and ship on May 15, 2015. The anime episodes will feature an original story and include hot spring scenes. All seven witches will appear in the OVAs.

Yoshikawa launched the manga in 2012, and the series is currently running in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine. Kodansha released the 14th compiled volume earlier this month. Crunchyroll is releasing manga chapters online overseas as they are published in Japan. The manga already inspired two promotional videos, including one that announced the original anime DVD project.

The manga features cameos by characters from Yoshikawa's earlier Yankee-kun to Megane-chan manga, which inspired a live-action television series. Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo already inspired a live-action television adaptation that premiered in 2013.

Source: Comic Natalie


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