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Medaka Box Anime's 2nd Character Promo Posted

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Yūki Ono stars as Zenkichi in TV adaptation of NisiOisin & Akira Akatsuki manga

The official website for the television anime adaptation of NisiOisin and Akira Akatsuki's Medaka Box manga began streaming a 15-second Zenkichi Hitoyoshi character video on Thursday. Yūki Ono (Kimi to Boku., Daily Lives of High School Boys) will play Zenkichi, a "normal" student and Medaka's friend from childhood. Like the Medaka character video, Minami Kuribayashi's opening theme song "Happy Crazy Box" also features in the promotional video.

The story follows Medaka (Aki Toyosaki), the strongest girl in Hanokiwa Academy, leads the school's student council. The student body can submit pleas for help, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, into the suggestion box that Medaka installed. Together with council members Zenkichi (Ono), Akune (Daisuke Namikawa), Kikaijima (Ai Kayano), she takes on the challenges in the school that include supernatural powers and near-constant battles.

Gainax is producing the adaptation while Shouji Saeki (Mahoromatic: Summer Special, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, He Is My Master) is directing and editing the series scripts and Ikuo Kuwana (Street Fighter Alpha: Generations) is designing the characters. Toyosaki will perform the ending theme song "Ohanabatake ni Tsuretette" as Medaka. NisiOisin and Akira Akatsuki launched the origianal manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2009, and Shueisha released the 14th compiled book volume last Friday.

The anime will premiere in Japan on April 4.

[Via Moe Otanews Sokuhō]

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