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Comical Psychosomatic Medicine Anime Casts Shinichiro Miki, Yurika Endō

posted on by Kyle Cardine
Yōko Hikasa, Maaya Uchida, Kenichi Ogata also in web anime debuting February

This year's 23rd issue of Shonengahosha's Young King magazine is announcing on Monday the cast for Anime de Wakaru Shinryōnaika, the anime of Yū Yūki's Manga de Wakaru Shinryōnaika (Comical Psychosomatic Medicine) manga,.

The cast, from left to right in the image, includes: Yōko Hikasa as Iyashi Kangoshi, Shinichiro Miki as Ryō Shinnai, Yurika Endō as Asuna Kangoshi, Kenichi Ogata as Sukizō Kangoshi, and Maaya Uchida as Himeru Kangoshi.

The magazine will also announce that the anime will be distributed on the series' website starting in February. A promotional video will premiere on the website before Monday.

The manga's story centers on the psychologist Ryō and his nurse Asuna. The pair explain aspects of mental illness through a series of loosely connected cases that usually conclude in one manga chapter. With a light-hearted tone, the doctor helps readers understand conditions such as depression, adjustment disorder, and Asperger syndrome.

Yūki is a psychiatrist who began irregularly serializing the manga as a web comic on his Yū Mental Clinics' website in 2009. The illustrator Sō provides the gag comedy's art. Young King began publishing the series in 2010 and released the first compiled volume that same year. The 11th compiled volume shipped in June, and the manga has three million copies in print.

The manga's seventh volume bundled a drama CD starring Wataru Hatano (Fairy Tail, No-Rin, Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!) as Ryō and Ai Kayano (Terraformars, Selector Spread Wixoss, Guilty Crown) as Asuna. Miho Arakawa (Penguindrum, Girl Friend BETA, Magica Wars) and Chiaki Omigawa (Hidamari Sketch, Seitokai Yakuindomo, Soul Eater) played Asuna's sisters Iyashi and Himeru, respectively.

Yūki and Sō also collaborated on the Otona no 1 Page Shinrigaku comedy psychology manga.

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