News Ai Kayano, Mikako Komatsu, Kenn Join Ao Haru Ride Cast
posted on 2014-02-11 23:25 EST by Lynzee Loveridge
The March issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine is announcing more of the cast and staff for the anime of Io Sakisaka's shōjo manga Ao Haru Ride on Thursday.
Ai Kayano (Infinite Stratos' M, anohana's Menma) will play Yūri Makita, Futaba's friend who likes Kō.
Mikako Komatsu (Nagi no Asukara's Miuna, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU's Saika) will play Shūko Murao, a "lone wolf" who likes Tanaka-sensei.
Kenn (Samurai Flamenco's Anji, Hunter x Hunter's Phinks) will play Aya Kominato, who loves events and is interested in Shūko.
The newly announced cast join Maaya Uchida ( Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!'s Rikka, Gatchaman Crowds' Hajime, Sankarea: Undying Love's Rea) as Futaba Yoshioka and Yuuki Kaji (Magi's Alibaba, Attack on Titan's Eren) as Kō Mabuchi.
Ao Haru Ride revolves around Futaba, a girl who was in love with a boy named Kō Tanaka in middle school. However, after a misunderstanding, their relationship as friends ends when he transfers schools over summer vacation. In high school, her world is turned around once again when she meets Kō again, this time under the name of Kō Mabuchi.
Ai Yoshimura (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) is directing the series at Production I.G. Tomoko Konparu (Kimi ni Todoke, Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%, Sunday Without God,) is in charge of the scripts.
A drama CD featuring the anime's cast will come with the limited edition of the 10th compiled volume of the manga on on May 23. Sakisaka wrote the original story in the drama CD. The CD will also have cast comments at the end of the CD.
Sakisaka began her Ao Haru Ride manga in the magazine in 2011, and Shueisha is shipped the ninth compiled volume in Japan last month. The manga was also ranked as one of the top 20 shojo manga recommended by professionals in the fields of manga and publishing. Viz publishes Sakisaka's Strobe Edge manga in North America.