Momokuri Anime Adds Kensho Ono, Yasuaki Takumi to Cast

posted on 2016-01-29 03:15 EST
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The official website of the anime adaptation of Kurose's Momokuri manga revealed on Friday that Kensho Ono and Yasuaki Takumi are joining the cast of the anime.

Kensho Ono (Kuroko's Basketball's Tetsuya Kuroko, Aldnoah.Zero's Slaine Troyard) as Seiichiro Usami

Yasuaki Takumi (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans' Akihiro Atland, Nurse Witch Komugi R's Hiroto Tachibana) as Ema Sawaguchi

The website also announced a special program that will stream on NicoNico. The program, titled "Momokuri Channel Open Kettei Kinen Tokuban! Anime 'Momokuri' wo 120% Tanoshimu Hōhō" (Momokuri Channel Open Decision Commemorative Special! How to Enjoy Momokuri 120%), will feature the cast from the first two episodes of the anime. The program will stream on Niconico and UStream on February 5 at 8:00 p.m. JST (6:00 a.m. EST).

The anime's previously announced cast includes:

  • Ai Kakuma as Yuki Kurihara
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto as Shinya Momotsuki
  • Naomi Ōzora as Norika Mizuyama
  • Rena Maeda as Rio Sakaki
  • Sayaka Nakaya as Yuzuki Shimada
  • Reina Takeshita as Ikue Usami
  • Yoshitaka Yamaya as Rihito Sawaguchi
  • Takuma Nagatsuka as Shōta Shizuka

The anime's first episode was available for free on December 24 alongside the first episode of the radio show on the Comico app. The second episode was distributed similarly through the app on January 7. The show's third episode onward will be available exclusively on the "Momokuri channel" app when it launches in February.

The story of the manga revolves around Yuki Kurihara, a girl who has finally been granted her wish of dating her crush Shinya Momotsuki (Momo). At first glance, she just looks like a normal but very cute girl. However, she is in fact a maniac over Momo, taking notes of his activities and never missing the chance to see him in a cute moment. Momo, on the other hand, is inexperienced in love, and just wants to make Yuki happy.

Yoshimasa Hiraike (Amagami SS, Kaleido Star: New Wings, AKB0048) is directing and heading series composition for the anime at animation studio Satelight (Macross Frontier, The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan) with producer Fumio Kaneko (AKB0048, Log Horizon) also on the project. Miwa Oshima (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, GJ-bu) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. TO-MAS SOUNDSIGHT FLUORESCENT FOREST, the musical unit that includes Masumi Itou, Mito, and Yohei Matsui, will compose the music for the series. Lantis will produce the music.

Kurose began the manga on the Comico free manga app, which has over 10 million downloads, in January 2014. Crunchyroll is releasing the manga digitally in English.

[Via Ota-suke]

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