Hikaru Midorikawa Stars in DEEN's 'Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto' Anime

posted on 2016-01-14 21:00 EST
Gintama's Shinji Takamatsu directs April comedy anime based Nami Sano manga

Kadokawa launched an official site for the television anime of Nami Sano's Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto (Sakamoto desu ga?) manga on Friday. The site revealed the anime's cast and staff, and unveiled a visual for the show.

Hikaru Midorikawa (Slam Dunk's Rukawa, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing's Heero, Fushigi Yugi's Tamahome) plays the titular Sakamoto.

Shinji Takamatsu (Gintama, Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, School Rumble) is directing the anime at Studio DEEN. Atsuko Nakajima (You're Under Arrest, Ranma ½, Hakuōki) is designing the characters for animation. Yasuhiko Fukuda (Kocchi Muite Miko, Doamaiger D, Kurayami Santa) is composing the music.

The anime will premiere on the TBS and BS-TBS channels in April.

TBS will hold an event for both the Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto and Shōnen Maid television anime at the Yūrackuchō Asahi Hall on March 12. The event will screen the first episodes of both series, and will hold a talk show with the casts and directors for both series.

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto's story follows the daily life of the "coolest" high school student, Sakamoto. As soon as he transfers to his new school, he attracts the attention of not just his class but the whole student body, and his jealous classmates' attempts to bully him repeatedly backfire and instead make Sakamoto look cooler.

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto is Sano's debut series. Sano launched the series in Kadokawa's harta manga magazine in 2011, and ended the series in December. Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing the manga in North America, and the company released the manga's second volume on November 17.

The manga won the best "male-oriented" comics volume award from Da Vinci magazine and the Comic Natalie Grand Prize in 2013.

Source: Comic Natalie

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