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Yūichi Nakamura Leads Invaders of the Rokujyōma!? Anime's Cast

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Baka & Test, ef: a tale of melodies' Shin Oonuma directs Summer anime

The staff for the television anime of Takehaya's Rokujyōma no Shinryakusha!? (Invaders of the Rokujyōma!?) light novel series announced the voice cast at an AnimeJapan 2014 stage event on Sunday:

Yūichi Nakamura as Kōtarō Satōmi

Eri Suzuki as the ghost Sanae Higashihongan

Nichika Omori as the magical girl Yurika Nijino

Masumi Tazawa as the underground dweller Kiriha Kurano

Maria Naganawa as the space alien Theiamillia Gre Fortorthe

Ayana Taketatsu as Karama, a haniwa (clay grave figure)

Aoi Yūki as Korama, another haniwa

Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Kenji Matsudaira, a childhood friend of Kōtarō's

In addition, the staff announced that "Shinryakusha Unit" (tentative title), a vocal unit with members Nichika Omori, Eri Suzuki, Masumi Tazawa, and Maria Naganawa, will perform the opening theme song, which is still untitled. Yūki and Taketatsu's musical unit petit milady is contributing their third single as the anime's ending theme song.

Shin Oonuma (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, ef: a tale of melodies) will direct the anime at animation Studio Silver Link (Dusk maiden of Amnesia, Kokoro Connect), and original creator Takehaya will serve as series director. Poko provided the original character designs, and Hideki Furukawa will adapt the character designs for the anime, and will also act as storyboard director. Shogo Yasukawa will handle series composition, Ryosuke Nakanishi will score the soundtrack, and Zero-A will produce the music.

The "apartment comedy" centers around Kōtarō Satōmi, a boy who started to live by himself to attend a high school. He fortunately discovered a very cheap, tiny (six-mat or rokujyōma) room for 5,000 yen (about US$50) a month, and began his new life there. However, when he moved into that room 106 in the Korona complex, some unexpected "roommates" began appearing one by one.

Takehaya launched the light novel series with illustrations by Poco in 2009, and Hobby Japan published the 15th volume in February. Tomosane Ariike started a manga adaptation on Hobby Japan's Comic Dangan website last December. The light novels already inspired an original promotional movie with some animated footage by director Shinichi Watanabe and SILVER LINK in 2010.

Thanks to Rachel for the news tip.

Images © Takehaya, Hobby Japan/Korona-sō Kanri Kumiai

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