Anri Katsu, Takehito Koyasu Join 'Date A Live' Anime Cast

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Sci-fi romantic comedy TV anime's updated promo video reveals April premiere

The official website for the anime adaptation of Kōshi Tachibana's Date A Live science-fiction romantic comedy light novel series began streaming the "PV Version 1.2" promotional video on Wednesday. The 3-minute video features the title song "Date A Live" by sweet Arms (a unit formed by seiyuu Iori Nomizu, Misuzu Togashi, Kaori Sadohara, and Misato).

Heroine Kotori Itsuka, voiced by Ayana Taketatsu (OreImo's Kirino, Sword Art Online's Leafa) says at the end of the video, "Now, let's begin our date."

The official website also revealed two more cast members: Anri Katsu (A Certain Magical Index's Tsuchimikado, Legend of the Legendary Heroes' Lir Orla) as Hiroto Tonomachi, and Takehito Koyasu (Bakuman.'s Yoshida, Dog Days' Loran) as Kyōhei Kannazuki.

Keitaro Motonaga (Getbackers, Jormungand) is directing the anime at AIC Plus+ with visual director Hisashi Saito (Haganai, Heaven's Lost Property). Hideki Shirane (Hayate the Combat Butler!!, Queen's Blade: Rebellion) is charge of the series scripts, and Takaaki Suzuki (Strike Witches, Last Exile) is advising on the world setting, as he has done other anime and manga. Satoshi Ishino (Excel Saga, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu) is designing the characters based on Tsunako's original novel illustrations. Mika Akitaka (Martian Successor Nadesico, Galaxy Fraulein Yuna) is designing the mecha, and Go Sakabe (Gosick theme songs) is scoring the soundtrack with sound director Yasunori Ebina (A Certain Magical Index, Naruto) at Nippon Columbia. Sweet Arms is contributing the opening theme song.

The anime will premiere next April, after AIC briefly listed it as a January 2013 anime.

[Via Otakomu]

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