Girl Friend BETA TV Anime Adds 3rd Round of Cast Members

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The official Twitter account for the Girl Friend (Kari) (Girl Friend BETA) television anime announced a new cast member every day from August 26 through September 2. The eight new cast members include:

The rest of the cast includes:

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, , Baka and Test). Michiko Yokote (Love Stage!!, No-Rin, Genshiken) will handle series composition. Noriko Tsutsumiya (Dragonar Academy, , Kokoro Connect animation director) is designing the characters based on original character designs by QP:flapper (MM!, Oreimo 2, Sora no Method).

Kadokawareleased the first issue of the special Girl Friend (Kari) Magazine on August 22. The magazine included 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

The series will premiere in Japan on October 12.

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