Hybrid Child Boys-Love Anime's Staff Announced

posted on 2014-05-30 17:40 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan's Michio Fukunada to direct

The official website for the anime adaptation of Shungiku Nakamura's Hybrid Child boys-love manga updated with staff on Friday. The series will be directed by Michio Fukuda (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital, Hyakko) at Studio DEEN. Takahiro Kishida (Madoka Magica, Haikyu!!) will design the characters and Aki Itami (Mushishi, The Comic Artist and His Assistants) will write the scripts. Other staff members include:

  • Color Key: Junko Suenaga
  • Director of Photography: Masayuki Kawaguchi
  • Editing: Masahiro Matsumura
  • Sound Director: Kazuya Tanaka
  • Music: Hijiri Anze
  • Music Production: Lantis

The cast includes:

  • Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kotarō Izumi
  • Daisuke Hirakawa as Hazuki
  • Ryohei Kimura as Ichi Seya
  • Tsubasa Yonaga as Yuzu
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Tsukishima
  • Yuuki Ono as Kuroda

A promotional video DVD will be bundled with the first issue of Kadokawa's Emerald magazine on August 31 and a reprinting of the first chapter.

Digital Manga Publishing describes the short stories in the Hybrid Child manga:

The Hybrid Child is an amazing android that can grow if it is lavished with enough love and care from its owner. Neither fully machine nor fully human, the various Hybrid Child models develop strong emotional bonds with their owners.

This volume contains several short stories of love, sacrifice, and drama: Young Kotaro learns the importance of responsibility when his Hybrid Child's lifespan runs out. The tragic swordsman Seya learns to love again with the help of his Hybrid Child, Yuzu. The final tale tells the story of Kuroda, the creator of the Hybrid Child designs, and how his lost love inspired their creation.

Seiji Biblos originally serialized the manga in Be x Boy Gold magazine from 2003 to 2004, and Kadokawa Shoten later published the one-volume manga in 2008. Digital Manga Publishing released the manga in North America. The manga already inspired a drama CD adaptation with a different cast from the upcoming anime.

[Via Yara-On!]

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