News Golden Time Fall Anime's 1st Promo Streamed
posted on 2013-08-10 08:21 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
The official website for the anime adaptation of Yuyuko Takemiya's Golden Time light novels began streaming the first promotional video for the anime on Saturday. Protagonist Banri Tada (voiced by Makoto Furukawa) narrates the promotional video, and explains that he moved to Tokyo when he was accepted to college, feeling that he could be reborn somehow by doing so. He explains that things are so fun, touching, and fulfilling, that even when things are lonely, painful, or mistaken, everything will still shine in a golden color.
GENCO will be producing the series with J.C.STAFF handling the animation. Chiaki Kon (Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist, When They Cry - Higurashi) is directing the series, while Fumihiko Shimo (Fate/stay night) will be in charge of the series scripts. Shinya Hasegawa (Revolutionary Girl Utena) is designing the characters. Jin Aketagawa (Code Geass: Akito the Exiled) is the sound director at Magic Capsule, and Yukari Hashimoto (Toradora!) will be composing the music.
The school romantic comedy of Golden Time revolves around Banri Tada, a college student who lost all of his memories upon graduating his high school. The story follows Banri, Kōko Kaga (voiced by Yui Horie), a girl whose seemingly perfect looks belies her hidden regrets, Kōko's significant other Mitsuo Yanagisawa (Kaito Ishikawa), and other students at Banri's college in Tokyo, including Nana Hayashida (Ai Kayano), Chinami Oka (Ibuki Kido), Nijigen-kun (Takahiro Hikami), and Nana-senpai (Satomi Satou)
Takemiya launched the novel series in 2010, and ASCII Media Works published the sixth main volume in July. The first five main volumes and two spinoff volumes have 710,000 copies in print. Eeiji Komatsu illustrates the novel volumes, while Umechazuke has been serializing a manga adaptation in ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh magazine since 2011. Takemiya's Toradora! light novel series also inspired an anime.
The anime will premiere this October.