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Digital Manga Rainy Cocoa With Bilingual Voices Gets TV Anime

posted on by Egan Loo

The official website for the Japanese/English digital manga Rainy Cocoa announced on Saturday that a television anime adaptation has been green-lit for next year. The creators describe Rainy Cocoa as one of the world's first digital manga which allows readers to toggle between Japanese and English text and audio. The manga features two voice casts, although only the Japanese cast has been confirmed for the anime:

Character Japanese English
Aoi Tokura Hiro Shimono Joel McDonald
Keiichi Iwase Hikaru Midorikawa Ian Sinclair
Shion Koga Daisuke Hirakawa Todd Haberkorn
Hiroshi Amami Ryo Horikawa Christopher R. Sabat
Ryota Sakuragi Mamoru Miyano Vic Mignogna

The official website describes the story:

An ordinary college student, Aoi Tokura, was having a bad day. It was so bad [because] he was [called] ugly by a good-looking guy on the train. Walking down the street in [the] rain, Aoi found a small, but cozy cafe, Rainy Color. He started to work part-time as he enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate he was served. Then a guy came into Rainy Color… it was Keiichi Iwase, the one who told Aoi was ugly!!??

Common everyday [life] begins to change from various encounter[s]. Coffee shop [comedy] story!!

Shimono also performed the theme song "Rainy Cocoa."

The manga is available as apps in Google's Android store and Apple's iTunes Store. The staff says that the apps have been downloaded in over 50 countries worldwide.

[Via Yaraon!]

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