Dōkyūsei Anime to Be Screened in Theaters

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official Twitter account of the Dōkyūsei anime project revealed on Monday that the anime will be screened in theaters in Japan. The announcement also noted that the official Twitter account and the project's official website will reveal further details, such as the opening date and advance ticket booking dates, soon.

The anime is adapting Asumiko Nakamura's Dōkyūsei (Classmates) boys-love manga. The story begins during music class before the chorus festival, when male student Hikaru Kusakabe notices that the bespectacled honor student Rihito Sajo is not singing. Although he thinks that Rihito just doesn't like singing, he finds him practicing alone in the classroom after school. Without even thinking, Hikaru calls out to him.

Kenji Nojima (Sailor Moon Crystal, Psycho-Pass) and Hiroshi Kamiya (Shirokuma Cafe, Durarara!!) will star in the anime as Rihito Sajō and Hikaru Kusakabe, respectively.

Shouko Nakamura (Penguindrum, Kill la Kill episode director) will direct the adaptation at A-1 Pictures with character designs by Akemi Hayashi. Chieko Nakamura will serve as the art director, Ritsuko Utagawa will handle color design, and guitarist Kōtarō Oshio will provide the soundtrack.

Nakamura published the original manga in Japan in 2006 in one compiled volume. The series was followed by the spin-off Sora to Hara and sequels Sotsugyōsei (Graduates) and O.B.. Digital Manga Guild has released Dōkyūsei and Sotsugyōsei in English.

[Via Ota-suke]

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