Saori Hayami, Aya Suzaki Join Invaders of the Rokujyōma!? Anime Cast
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the television anime of Takehaya's Rokujyōma no Shinryakusha!? (Invaders of the Rokujyōma!?) light novel series revealed additional cast members, character designs, and a second key visual on Thursday. The website also revealed that the show will premiere in July.
The new cast members are as follows:
The "apartment comedy" centers around Kōtarō Satomi, 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 Corona complex, some unexpected "roommates" began appearing one by one.
Previously revealed cast members include:
Ayana Taketatsu as Karama, a haniwa (clay grave figure)
Aoi Yuki as Korama, another haniwa
Heart Invader, a vocal unit with members Hikari Omori, Eri Suzuki, Masumi Tazawa, and Maria Naganawa, will perform the opening theme song. Yūki and Taketatsu's musical unit Petit milady is contributing its 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.
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.
Images © Takehaya, Hobby Japan/Korona-sō Kanri Kumiai