Meiji Tokyo Renka Game's Cast Returns for Anime Film
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of the Meiji Tokyo Renka anime film adaptation opened on Wednesday, revealing the movie's cast members, who are returning to voice their characters from the original game. The film's official title is Gekijōban Meiji Tokyo Renka: Yumihari no Serenade (Film Version Meiji Tokyo Love Song ~Crescent Moon's Serenade~).
The film's cast is as follows:
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kyōka Izumi
- Daisuke Namikawa as Ōgai Mori
- KENN as Shunsō Hishida
- Kousuke Toriumi as Otojirō Kawakami
- Jun Fukuyama as Gorō Fujita
- Shinnosuke Tachibana as Yakumo Koizumi
- Toshiyuki Morikawa as Charlie
The film's heroine, Mei Ayazuki, remains uncast.
The film is based on Broccoli's Meiji Tokyo Renka visual novel game. The movie's website describes the story's prologue: On an evening lit by a crimson full moon, an ordinary high school girl named Mei Ayazuki meets a self-proclaimed magician named Charlie at a festival. Through Charlie's magic, she time-travels to the Meiji era in Tokyo, where she meets and falls in love with various great historical figures from that time period.
Hiroshi Watanabe (Hetalia The Beautiful World) is directing the film at Studio DEEN under the supervision of Yukiko Uoizumi, the scenario writer of the game series. Yoshiko Nakamura (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Hiiro no Kakera - The Tamayori Princess Saga) wrote the screenplay, and Akio Hirakawa (chief animation director on Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East) adapted Karu's original character designs for animation. Mages. is credited with the original story.
The film will open in Japan on July 18.
[Via MoCa News]