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Anime Spotlight - Haruchika -Haruta & Chika

by Anthony Foronda,
Broadcast Begins January 2016! (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Masakazu Hashimoto
Series Composition: Reiko Yoshida
(K-ON!, Girls und Panzer)
Music: Shiro Hamaguchi
(Ah! My Goddess, Wish Upon the Pleiades)


Chika Homura (Chika) and Haruta Kamijo (Haruta) are childhood friends that seek to participate in "Fumon Hall", the prestigious national tournament for wind ensembles, in their weak little wind ensemble that is on the verge of termination. Their days are rowdy focusing on practice or being passionate about finding new members, but they also face all sorts of mysteries... Sei Hatsuno's popular adolescence mystery is planned to start airing as a TV anime starting in January 2016 with a gorgeous staff!


Haruta Kamijo
VA:Soma Saito

First year in high school. Childhood friends with Chika. French horn player with perfect looks and intelligent brains. Works to gain new members for the wind ensemble together with Chika for Mr. Kusakabe's sake.

Chika Homura
VA:Sarah Emi Bridcutt

First year in high school. Was on the volleyball team in middle school, but started playing the flute once she entered high school in hopes of becoming a prim and proper girl. Practices and works hard to gain new members for the wind ensemble on the brink of extinction for the sake of her idol, Mr. Kusakabe.

Shinjiro Kusakabe
VA:Natsuki Hanae

Once a hopeful conductor, he is a mysterious 26-year-old that is now a music teacher and the counselor for the wind ensemble.

Keisuke Katagiri
VA:Seiichiro Yamashita

Second year in high school. Captain of the wind ensemble and trumpet player.

Miyoko Narushima
VA:Haruka Chisuga

First year in high school. Oboe player who has experience in playing in "Fumon Hall" back in middle school.

Maren Sei
VA:Nobunaga Shimazaki

First year in high school. Chinese American. Has experience as a sax player, but is a member of the drama club only in name.

Naoko Serizawa
VA:Asami Seto

First year in high school. A clarinet player aiming to become a professional.

Kaiyu Hiyama
VA:Nobuhiko Okamoto

First year in high school. Childhood friend of Serizawa, and percussionist. Nicknamed Kaiyu.

Akari Goto
VA:Yuki Yamada

Enters the wind ensemble as a new member after Chika and company advance to their second year. An energetic girl that leads the pack of first-year members. Bass trombone player.


Haruta Kamijo
Soma Saito
Chika Homura
Sarah Emi Bridcutt
Shinjiro Kusakabe
Natsuki Hanae
Keisuke Katagiri
Seiichiro Yamashita
Miyoko Narushima
Haruka Chisuga
Maren Sei
Nobunaga Shimazaki
Naoko Serizawa
Asami Seto
Kaiyu Hiyama
Nobuhiko Okamoto
Akari Goto
Yuki Yamada


Original Story
Sei Hatsuno (Published by Kadokawa Bunko, KADOKAWA)
Masakazu Hashimoto
Series Composition
Reiko Yoshida
Original Character Design
Namaniku ATK (nitroplus)
Character Design
Asako Nishida
Animation Production
Chief Animation Director
Yurie Ōhigashi
Musical Instrument Animation Director
Noboru Sugimitsu
Art Director
Ayumi Sato
Color Coordinator
Katsue Inoue"
CG Director
Yohei Hirata
Director of Photography
Satoshi Namiki
Ayumu Takahashi
Sound Director
Satoki Iida
Sound Effects
Katsuhiro Nakano
Sound Production
Glovision Inc.
Shiro Hamaguchi
Music Producer
Terushige Yoshie
Music Production
Produced by
HaruChika Partners

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