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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Saori Hayami Lead Comic Artist & His Assistants Anime's Cast

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Rie Kugimiya, Arisa Noto also part of cast for anime premiering April 8

The March 21st issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine is announcing on Friday the cast for the television anime adaptation of Hiroyuki's Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to (The Comic Artist and His Assistants) manga.

The cast is as follows:

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online's Kirito, The [email protected]'s Shōta) as Yūki Aito

Saori Hayami (Sword Art Online's Sachi, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU's Yukino) as Sahoto Ashisu

Arisa Noto (Kyō no Asuka Show's Asuka, The Severing Crime Edge's Nigi) as Mihari Otosuna

Rie Kugimiya (Robotics;Notes' AiRI, The [email protected]'s Iori) as Sena Kuroi

In addition, the magazine is also announcing that idol group StylipS will perform the anime's opening theme titled "Junsui na Fujunbutsu," (A Purely Impure Person) and also the ending theme titled "Spica."

The official website will open on Friday, and will feature the first promotional video for the anime.

The original manga tells the story of professional manga artist Yūki Aito and his professional/personal relationship with his assistant Sahoto Ashisu and other staffers.

The anime will premiere on Japanese television on April 8, and each episode will last approximately 13 minutes.

Takeshi Furuta (Giant Killing, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE episode director) will direct the series, Aki Itami (Flowers of Evil, Mushi-Shi) will write the scripts, and Hitomi Tsuruta (The Knight in the Area) will design the characters. Animation studio ZEXCS (D.C. ~Da Capo~, Flowers of Evil, Say, "I Love You".) will produce the series.

The four-panel slice-of-life comic began in 2008 and ended in 2012. Hiroyuki began the series again under the title Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to 2 in August. The 10th and final compiled volume of the original series shipped in 2012.

Another manga by Hiroyuki, Doujin Work, also inspired a television anime.

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