Toshiyuki Morikawa, Wataru Hatano Join Strange+ Anime Cast
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The official website for the television anime adaptation of Verno Mikawa's Strange+ manga revealed on Wednesday that the series will premiere in January 2014 on TV Saitama, tvk, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and AT-X. Niconico and the Bandai Channel will also stream the series.
Additionally, the website revealed additional cast members for the series, including some who are returning from a previous drama CD:
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Ozu
Taeko Kawata as Dorothy
Katsuyuki Konishi as Mera
Wataru Hatano as Kaori
Mitsuki Saiga as Kyouya
Ayano Terasaki as Kiyoko
Shoko Nagahiro as Rusty Nail
The website also revealed a new key visual.
The slapstick gag manga centers around a detective agency. The story begins with a teenaged boy named Kō (played by Tomokazu Seki) who came to the slums to search for Takumi (Jun Fukuyama), his missing big brother who ran away years ago. The brothers reunite, and it turns out that Takumi now heads the Mikuni Detective Agency. Kō wants to bring Takumi back, but he doesn't want go back home himself. So, he starts working at the agency, doing odds and ends.
The show also stars Ryotaro Okiayu as Masamune, a suave, macho staff member at the agency, and Satsuki Yukino as Miwa, the agency's secretary whose weapon of choice is knives.
Takashi Nishikawa (episode animation director on Naruto Shippūden) is overseeing, writing, and directing the anime at the studio Seven (Ai Mai Mi, Morita-san wa Mukuchi, Recorder and Randsell). Hiroyuki Furukawa (episode animation director on Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, Recorder and Randsell Re) is designing the characters and serving as animation director.
Additional staff members are as follows:
Sound Director: Takashi Takadera
Music: G Angle
Production: Dream Creation
Sound Production: Dax Production
Mikawa launched the manga in the inaugural issue of Zero-Sum in 2002, and has been drawing it ever since. Ichijinsha will publish the 14th compiled book volume on February 25. Mikawa ran her Maka Maka manga in Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace and 4-Koma Nano Ace magazines from 2009 to 2011.
Source: Comic Natalie
Image © Verno Mikawa / Ichijinsha, Mikuni Detective Agency