Kana Asumi Joins Nisekoi Anime's Cast
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
This year's 45th issue of Shueisha's Shonen Jump magazine is announcing that Kana Asumi (Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream) will play the role of Marika Tachibana in the anime adaptation of Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi manga on Monday:
Other cast members include Kōki Uchiyama (Soul Eater, Shiki) as Raku Ichijō, Nao Tōyama (The World God Only Knows, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!) as Chitoge Kirisaki, Kana Hanazawa (Kobato., Steins;Gate) as Kosaki Onodera, Mikako Komatsu (Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live, K) as Seishirō Tsugumi, Yumi Uchiyama (Binbogami ga!, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!) as Ruri Miyamoto, Yūki Kaji (Guilty Crown, Attack on Titan) as Shū Maiko, and Takehito Koyasu (Alice in the Country of Hearts: Wonderful Wonder World, Bakuman.) as Claude. The manga's Vomic (voiced comic) version featured Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Raku, Haruka Tomatsu as Chitoge, and Hisako Kanemoto as Kosaki. Akiyuki Shinbo will direct the anime at animation studio Shaft.
Komi first made Nisekoi as a one-shot manga in Shueisha's seasonal Jump NEXT! magazine in 2011. Komi then launched the manga as a regular series in the main Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in November 2011. Viz Media's English version of Shonen Jump began serializing the manga last year.
The anime will premiere in January.