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Dōkyūsei Boys-Love Manga Gets Anime Starring Kenji Nojima, Hiroshi Kamiya

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
A-1 Pictures produces anime adapting Asumiko Nakamura's 2006 1-volume manga

An anime adaptation of Asumiko Nakamura's Dōkyūsei (Classmates) boys-love manga has been green-lit, although the format of the anime has not been specified. The announcement was made with a (region-locked) promotional video (screenshot below).

Kenji Nojima (Sailor Moon Crystal, Psycho-Pass) and Hiroshi Kamiya (Shirokuma Café, Durarara!!) will star in the anime as Rihito Sajō and Hikaru Kusakabe, respectively.

Shōko Nakamura (Penguindrum, Kill la Kill episode director) will direct the adaptation at A-1 Pictures with character designs by Akemi Hayashi. Chieko Nakamura will serve as the art director, Ritsuko Utagawa will handle color design, and guitarist Kōtarō Oshio will provide the soundtrack.

The remaining staff is as follows:

Director of Photography: Yukiko Nagase
3D CG: Kaori Satō
Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama (REAL-T)
Sound Director: Akiko Fujita
Sound Production: HALF H.P. STUDIO

The story begins during music class before the chorus festival, when male student Hikaru Kusakabe notices that the bespectacled honor student Rihito Sajo is not singing. Although he thinks that Rihito just doesn't like singing, he finds him practicing alone in the classroom after school. Without even thinking, Hikaru calls out to him.

Nakamura published the original manga in Japan in 2006 in one compiled volume. The series was followed by the spin-off Sora to Hara and sequels Sotsugyōsei (Graduates) and O.B.. Digital Manga Guild has released Dōkyūsei and Sotsugyōsei in English.

Thanks to Kagayaki for the embedded video.

[Via Moca News]

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