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Saori Hayami, Aya Suzaki Join Invaders of the Rokujyōma!? Anime Cast

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Megumi Takamoto also joins cast for series premiering in July

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:

Saori Hayami as Ruth, the leader of Theia's guards
Megumi Takamoto as Harumi Sakuraba, Kōtarō's upperclassman and president of the knitting research club
Aya Suzaki as Shizuka Kasagi, Kōtarō's classmate and the landlord of the Corona complex who lives in room 206

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 Corona complex, some unexpected "roommates" began appearing one by one.

Previously revealed cast members include:

Yūichi Nakamura as Kōtarō Satōmi

Eri Suzuki as the ghost Sanae Higashihongan

Maria Naganawa as the space alien Theiamillis Gre Fortorthe

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

Aoi Yūki as Korama, another haniwa

Masumi Tazawa as the underground dweller Kiriha Kurano

Hikari Omori as the magical girl Yurika Nijino

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

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.

[Via Yaraon]

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

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