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Yūichi Nakamura, Kana Hanazawa Join WataMote Anime's Cast

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Nico Tanigawa's slice-of-life comedy about unpopular high-schooler to premiere on July 8

The official website for the anime adaptation of Nico Tanigawa's Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! (WATAMOTE) revealed two more primary cast members for the anime on Thursday:

Yūichi Nakamura (Zettai Karen Children, Inu X Boku Secret Service) plays Tomoki Kuroki, Tomoko's younger brother in middle school who is a regular player on the school soccer team and plays the forward position. Unlike Tomoko, he has many friends and has a massive popularity with the girls. There are many times he gets annoyed and acts cold toward his sister with her negative words, but he also has a gentle side.

Kana Hanazawa (Kobato., Steins;Gate) plays Yū-chan, a classmate of Tomoko's from middle school. She got along very well with Tomoko since they had the same hobbies, but ended up going to a different high school. She used to be a bland otaku in junior high, but it appears that she has changed.

Voice actress Izumi Kitta (Brave10, Cardfight!! Vanguard) was announced the be the voice actress of protagonist Tomoko Kuroki yesterday. Kitta will also perform the anime's ending theme song "Dou Kangaete mo Watashi wa Warukunai" (No Matter How You Think About It, I'm Not Wrong), while 16-year-old Konomi Suzuki (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, Dusk maiden of Amnesia theme songs) will be collaborating with the "death pop band" Kiba of Akiba to perform the anime's opening theme song under the unit name "Konomi Suzuki n' Kiba of Akiba." The opening theme song will also be titled "Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui!"

Shin Oonuma (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, Natsu no Arashi!) will be directing the anime at animation Studio Silver LINK from scripts by Takao Yoshioka (The Familiar of Zero, High School DxD). Hideki Furukawa (Date A Live, Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens) will be taking the role of chief animation director, and is also handling the character designs. Satoshi Motoyama will be the sound director, and Sadesper Record will be providing the music. In addition, Maki Morio (Kuromajyo-san ga Tōru!!, Crayon Shin-chan: Otakebe! Kasukabe Yasei Ōkoku) will hold the position of art director, while Kazuya Iwai (Bakuman., A Certain Scientific Railgun) will be director of photography.

Tanigawa launched the manga in Square Enix's Gangan Online website in 2011, and Square Enix shipped the third compiled book volume of the manga last December. A four-panel spin-off manga launched in January, and Yen Press announced last month that it licensed the original manga for release in North America.

The anime will debut on July 8 on the TV Tokyo station.

Source: Tokyo Anime News

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