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Aoi Yūki, Masami Tazawa Join Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo OVA's Cast

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
1st OVA to be bundled with manga volume releasing on December 17

This year's 51st issue of Kodansha's Shonen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Masumi Tazawa and Aoi Yūki are joining the cast of the original video anime (OVA) adaptation of Miki Yoshikawa's Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majonga. Tazawa will play Rika Saionji*, and Yūki will play Noa Takigawa.

Previously announced cast members include:

Tomoki Takuno (IDOLM@STER: XENOGLOSSIA, Love Live! School idol project episode director) is directing the project at LIDEN FILMS with assistant director Fumiaki Usui. Eriko Iida (Love Live! School idol project episode animation director) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. Yota Tsuruoka (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) is the sound director.

The manga's 15th compiled volume will bundle the first anime DVD and ship on December 17. The manga's 17th volume will bundle the second OVA and ship on May 15, 2015. The anime episodes will feature an original story and include hot spring scenes. All seven witches will appear in the OVAs.

Yoshikawa's original "love x kiss x comedy" story begins when Yamada, the high school's worst problem child, bumps into the beautiful honor student Shiraishi on the stairs, and their lips touch as they fall. When they regain their wits, they realize that they have swapped bodies. As time progresses, the two realize that this is not the only mysterious happening in the school.

Yoshikawa launched the manga in 2012, and the series is currently running in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine. Kodansha released the 14th compiled volume earlier this month. Crunchyroll is releasing manga chapters online overseas as they are published in Japan. The manga already inspired two promotional videos, including one that announced the anime.

The manga features cameos by characters from Yoshikawa's earlier Yankee-kun to Megane-chan manga, which inspired a live-action television series. Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo already inspired a live-action television adaptation that premiered in 2013.

Update: Incorrect image replaced, information updated.

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