Satomi Satou to Lead Girl Friend BETA TV Anime's Cast
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The Girl Friend (Kari) (Girl Friend BETA) television anime's announcement event announced the main cast and staff on Saturday. The anime is slated to premiere on Tokyo TV and affiliated channels this fall.
The announced cast members are:
- Satomi Satou as Shiina Kokomi
- Rina Satou as Akane Sakurai
- Kaori Nazuka as Fumio Murakami
- Sakura Tange as Chloe Lemaire
- Hitomi Harada as Erena Mochizuki
The anime adapts CyberAgent's social romance simulation game of the same name. All five of the announced cast members are reprising their roles from the original 2012 smartphone game.
Naotaka Hayashi (Morita-san wa Mukuchi, Magi - The Kingdom of Magic assistant director) will direct the anime at the studio Silver Link (No-Rin, C³, Baka and Test). Michiko Yokote (Love Stage!!, No-Rin, Genshiken) will handle series composition. Noriko Tsutsumiya (Dragonar Academy, C³, Kokoro Connect animation director) is designing the characters based on original character designs by QP:flapper (MM!, Oreimo 2, Sora no Method).
Kadokawa will release the first issue of the special Girl Friend (Kari) Magazine on August 22. The magazine will include four manga series that focus on specific characters from the anime. The anime's official website already announced that the September issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki Maoh magazine will launch Tsukako Akina's Girl Friend (Kari) Kokomi Shiina ~Koi Shite Madonna~ manga on July 26.
The Family Mart convenience store chain's famima.com website is offering an exclusive line of Girl Friend BETA character goods.
CyberAgent's blogging website Ameba started service for the game for smartphones in 2012. As of June 2014, the number of registered users has passed 5.3 million. The game features over one hundred girls for the player to date, each voiced by a different voice actress. Some of the game's cast includes Yui Ogura as Momoko Asahina, Nana Inoue as Kazumi Kawabuchi, Megumi Toyoguchi as Akiho Shigetō, and Yukari Tamura as Koruri Tokitani
Update: Spelling of Erena's name corrected. Thanks, Yosuke Suzuki
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