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Kotoura-san Anime's 5th Web Episode Introduces Hiyori

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
ESP girl Haruka interviews her "rival in love" from anime premiering Thursday

The official YouTube channel for the Kotoura-san anime series began streaming the fifth web anime mini episode. Each of the six weekly "Haruka no Heya" (Haruka's Room) mini episodes has the anime's heroine Haruka (Hisako Kanemoto) introducing one of the series' characters. In the fifth episode, Haruka interviews her classmate Hiyori Moritani (Yurika Kubo).

Haruka begins by asking about Hiyori's dislike for her. Hiyori admits that she feels that Haruka took Manabe (a boy in their class) away from her, and it irritates her. Haruka then calls Hiyori her "rival in love," to which Hiyori says, "Then does that mean I have a chance, too?" Haruka replies, "No, not at all." Hiyori proceeds to cry in anger.

Haruka is a girl who can read people's minds, and she joins the ESP Club after transferring to a new school. Manabe (Jun Fukushima) is her classmate who has feelings for her. The main cast also includes Kana Hanazawa (Nisemonogatari, To Love-Ru) as Yuriko Mifune and Hiro Shimono (Ben-To, Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts) as Daichi Muroto.

Masahiko Ohta (Minami-ke, Mitsudomoe, Yuruyuri) is directing the anime at the studio AIC Classic. Takashi Aoshima (Minami-ke, Mitsudomoe, Yuruyuri) is in charge of the series scripts, while Takaharu Ōkuma (Mitsudomoe, Hanaukyo Maid-tai) is serving as the character designer and chief animation director. Enokids created the original four-panel online romantic comedy manga.

The anime will premiere in Japan on Thursday.

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