Sentai Filmworks Adds My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TV Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Adaptation of Wataru Watari's romantic comedy novels gets home video release this year

North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the television anime adaptation of Wataru Watari's Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. (My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected) light novel series under the name My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU. The company will release the series digitally with a home video release to follow later this year. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series outside of Japan as it airs.

Watari's romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hachiman Hikigaya with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. When he see his classmates talking excitedly about living their adolescent lives, he mutters, "They're a bunch of liars." When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, "Not working." A teacher gets Hachiman to join the volunteer "service club," which happens to have the school's prettiest girl, Yukino Yukinoshita.

The anime has the same cast as the light novel's earlier drama CD adaptation, with Takuya Eguchi (Inu x Boku SS) as Hachiman Hikigaya, Saori Hayami (Bakuman) as Yukino Yukinoshita, Nao Tōyama (The World God Only Knows) as Yui Yuigahama, Mikako Komatsu (K) as Saika Totsuka, and Aoi Yūki (Gosick) as Komachi Hikigaya. In addition, Nobuyuki Hiyama (Eden of the East) is playing Yoshiteru Zaimokuza, while Ryoka Yuzuki is playing Shizuka Hiratsuka.

Ai Yoshimura (episode director on Gintama, Oreimo) is directing the series at Brains Base, while Shôtarô Suga (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne) is supervising the scripts, and Yuu Shindou (animation director on Penguindrum, Sengoku Collection) is handling character designs.

The anime premiered on April 4 in Japan.

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