Waiting in the Summer/Ano Natsu de Matteru Gets New Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Staff, cast return from 2012 show with Please Teacher!'s story creator & original character designer

Waiting in the Summer (Ano Natsu de Matteru), the original anime that aired from January to March of 2012, has production on a new anime green-lit. The cast and staff will reassemble from the television series. The story and other details will be announced in the future.

The returning staff include:

  • Original Story: I*Chi*Ka
  • Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai 
  • Screenplay: Yousuke Kuroda 
  • Original Character Design: Taraku Uon 
  • Character Design: Masayoshi Tanaka 
  • Mechanical design: Kanetake Ebikawa 
  • Art Director: Ayu Kawamoto
  • Art design: Nobuhito Sue 
  • Color design: Maya Muranaga 
  • Director of Photography: Yoshio Ookouchi 
  • Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama
  • Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa 
  • Sound Production: Magic Capsule 
  • Music: I've sound/Maiko Iuchi 
  • Music Production: NBC Universal Entertainment Japan
  • Opening: Ray
  • Ending: Nagi Yanagi
  • Produce: Genco
  • Animation Production: J.C. Staff
  • Presented by: Natsumachi Production Committee

The cast is also returning:

  • Haruka Tomatsu as Ichika Takatsuki 
  • Nobunaga Shimazaki as Kaito Kirishima 
  • Kaori Ishihara as Kanna Tanigawa 
  • Hideki Ogihara as Tetsurō Ishigaki 
  • Kana Asumi as Mio Kitahara 
  • Yukari Tamura as Remon Yamano 
  • Rina Hidaka as Rinon 

Onegai Teacher/Onegai Twins story creator Yousuke Kuroda and Onegai franchise's original character designer Taraku Uon had already reunited for the first Waiting in the Summer project. The first Ano Natsu de Matteru anime featured another reunion: after working on the Toradora! and Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai. anime together, director Tatsuyuki Nagai and character designer Masayoshi Tanaka collaborated for the first anime.

Crunchyroll streamed the first anime as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks released on subtitled DVD in North America last year. Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

When a group of friends decide to make a movie over a long summer holiday, they end up learning a little about filmmaking and a lot more about each other and themselves. What begins as a simple way to avoid the summer doldrums quickly turns into something much more complex, intimate, and downright revealing. As the summer heats up, so do the maturing relationships between the young cast members, taking some new, and sometimes unexpected, turns.

Source: MoCA News

Image © I*Chi*Ka/Natsumachi Production Committee

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