News Girl Friend BETA Anime Gets 1st Promo
posted on 2014-08-20 12:55 EDT by Karen Ressler
The official YouTube channel for the Girl Friend (Kari) (Girl Friend BETA) television anime began streaming an opening movie on Wednesday. The series is slated to premiere on October 12.
The text in the video reads:
Now girls are...
The brightest season
The big hit game with an army of 80 gorgeous voice actresses that over 5 million people have fallen in love with is finally...
A new story is set in motion
I can't take my eyes off those girls
To me, your voice...
Girl Friend (Kari): Congratulations, a TV anime adaptation is determined
The official website also unveiled a key visual:
The cast includes:
- Kaori Nazuka as Fumio Murakami
- Sakura Tange as Chloe Lemaire
- Satomi Satou as Kokomi Shiina
- Hitomi Harada as Erena Mochizuki
- Rina Satou as Akane Sakurai
- Haruka Tomatsu as Nonoka Sasahara
- Kaori Ishihara as Yuzuko Hazuki
- Kikuko Inoue as Kanata Amatsu
- Aoi Yuki as Isuzu Shiranui
- Yukari Tamura as Koruri Tokitani
- Minori Chihara as Mahiro Natsume
- Minako Kotobuki as Saya Kagurazaka
- Minami Tsuda as Mutsumi Shigino
- Maaya Uchida as Nao Miyoshi
- Rie Kugimiya as Matsuri Kagami
- Emiri Kato as Rino Suzukawa
- Houko Kuwashima as Shinobu Kokonoe
- Noriko Shitaya as Remi Tamai
- Ayahi Takagaki as Tsugumi Harumiya
- Ai Kayano as Haruko Yumesaki
The anime adapts CyberAgent's social romance simulation game of the same name. The five previously 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. Tsukako Akina launched the Girl Friend (Kari) Kokomi Shiina ~Koi Shite Madonna~ manga in the September issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki Maoh magazine on July 26.
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
[Via Nico Tube Anime]