Ai Kayano Joins Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~Anime Cast

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More cast also returns for new adaptation of Suzuhito Yasuda's manga

The official website for the Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~ television anime revealed 11 more cast members, character designs, and the first piece of key visual art (seen at right) for the anime on Monday.

The cast remains the same from the first TV anime series and the Yozakura Quartet ~Hoshi no Umi~ OVA series, with the addition of Ai Kayano (Guilty Crown, Dream Eater Merry) as V. Lila F.:

  • Ai Kayano as V. Lila F.
  • Natsuko Kuwatani as Yae Shinatsuhiko
  • Sachi Matsumoto as Yūhi Shinatsuhiko
  • Rie Tanaka as Mariabelle
  • Aiko Okubo as V. Juri F.
  • Tomokazu Seki as Enjin Hiizumi
  • Yasuyuki Kase as Shidō Mizuki
  • Ayahi Takagaki as Mina Tatebayashi
  • Yuka Inokuchi as Hina Tatebayashi
  • Kaoru Mizuhara as Zakuro Kurumaki

Ai Matayoshi will play Rin Azuma, a 15-year old kyonshi (Chinese zombie) who works at the town's ramen shop. Although she could usually not move without the tag on her head due to her being undead, she is able to move normally without it due to a name tag made from the seven pillars.

The new additions will be joining the previously-announced cast:

Misato Fukuen (Rosario + Vampire, Durarara!) as Hime Yarizakura, the 16-year old mayor of Sakurashin Town. She has good intentions, but sometimes ends up working too hard, causing others to worry for her safety. Her hobby is going on patrol around the town. She is known to eat a lot.

Yuuki Kaji (Guilty Crown, Attack on Titan) as Akina Hiizumi, the 18-year old "tuner" of Shinmachi Town and the close childhood friend of Hime. The director of the Hiizumi Life Counseling Office, he solves problems for the people of the town by sending demons who cause problems back over to their own world using his "tuning" ability. He usually takes care of the people around him, but especially Hime.

Saki Fujita (Working!!, Durarara!) as Ao Nanami, a 15-year old girl who is a Satori, and can read people's thoughts with the power of her "satellite." She can also convey her own thoughts to others. Her favorite foods are sweets. She had to separate with her beloved brother a while ago due to certain circumstances.

Miyuki Sawashiro (Galaxy Angel, K) as Kotoha Isone, a 16-year old half-demon who can use the ability "Kotodama," which lets her conjure any object she wishes by describing it with words. Her hobby is going on trips.

Daisuke Ono (Brave10, Brothers Conflict) as Kyōsuke Kishi, the 18-year old oni secretary to Hime. He often worries about his sister, causing his friends to sometimes to say he has a sister complex. He is usually serious and cool, but it is easy to get him riled up. His favorite food is gyūdon (beef-and-rice bowl).

Haruka Tomatsu (Zettai Karen Children, Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live) as Tōka Kishi, the 16-year old oni younger sister to Kyōsuke. She often injures herself due to her extreme amount of power, and her lack of ability to control that power. Her hobby is archery, although she is not currently doing it. She attends the same school as Hime.

The staff is different from the 2008 anime series, but the same as the upcoming Yozakura Quartet ~Tsuki ni Naku~ OVAs, with Ryo-timo designing the characters and directing the anime at Tatsunoko Productions. Kiyotaka Suzuki is serving as assistant director while Manabu Ishikawa is writing the scripts.

The anime will premiere this fall.

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