SHAFT's [email protected] Promo Video Reveals Cast

posted on by Egan Loo

The official website for the [email protected] television anime revealed the cast for the anime through a promotional video on Saturday. The Japanese television station TBS first announced the cast during its TBS Anime Festa 2012 event earlier in the day.

  • Kana Asumi as Sasami Tsukuyomi, the hikikomori
  • Chiwa Saito as Tsurugi Yagami, the big sister
  • Kana Hanazawa as Kagami Yagami, the middle sister
  • Ai Nonaka as Tama Yagami, the little sister
  • Houchu Ohtsuka as Kamiomi Tsukuyomi, Sasami's brother

Akiyuki Shinbo is teaming up again with his Madoka Magica and Bakemonogatari studio SHAFT to make the television anime of Akira's [email protected] light novel series. Katsuhiko Takayama (And Yet the Town Moves, Love, Election, & Chocolate) is in charge of the scripts, and Hiroki Harada (Romeo × Juliet, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal) is designing the characters.

The story follows a hikikomori (shut-in) named Sasami who is unmotivated about even changing clothes or eating. Her brother Kamiomi takes care of her, even though she despises his slave-like nature. Sasami spends her days viewing the outside world via a "Brother Surveillance Tool" on her computer. In the outside world, the three beautiful Yagami sisters and Sasami's brother are in the middle of relationships worthy of a romantic comedy.

After his earlier Kyōran Kazoku Nikki novels were adapted into anime in 2008, Akira launched the [email protected] light novel series in 2009. The eighth volume shipped in June.

The series will premiere on the TBS and BS-TBS channels in Japan in January.

[Via Yaraon!]

Update: More information added.

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