Jun Fukuyama, Toshiyuki Toyonaga Join Snow White with the Red Hair Anime's Cast
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The June issue of Hakusensha's LaLa magazine is announcing on Friday that Jun Fukuyama (Durarara!!'s Shinra) and Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Durarara!!'s Mikado) will join the cast of the television anime adaptation of Sorata Akiduki's Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (Snow White with the Red Hair) manga. Fukuyama will play Prince Raji Shenazard (seen left in the image above), while Toyonaga will play Mihaya (seen right).
In addition, the magazine also announces that eyelis, a musical unit consisting of composers Satomi Kawasaki (The World God Only Knows), Takeshi Masuda (Zettai Karen Children, The World God Only Knows), and Wataru Maeguchi (Zettai Karen Children, Hayate the Combat Butler), will perform the anime's ending theme song, "Kizuna ni Nosete" (Riding on Bonds).
Sayori Hayami is starring in the anime as Shirayuki (Snow White) and Ryota Ohsaka (Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo, Valvrave the Liberator) will co-star as Zen. Other cast members include Yuichiro Umehara as Mitsuhide, Kaori Nazuka as Kiki, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Obi, and Yuko Sanpei as Ryū.
Masahiro Ando (Hanasaku Iroha - Blossoms for Tomorrow, Blast of Tempest) will direct the series off scripts by Deko Akao (Noragami, Arakawa Under the Bridge), and Kumiko Takahashi (Card Captor Sakura, Ouran High School Host Club) is designing the characters. Michiru Oshima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Patema Inverted) is composing the music and Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ouran High School Host Club) is serving as sound director. Studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Noragami) is producing the animation.
The series will premiere this summer.
The story of the shojo manga revolves around Shirayuki, a beautiful girl working as a medicine woman who has red hair, which is very rare in her country. When she is proposed and chased after by the prince of her country, she runs away, only to meet Zen, the prince of a neighboring country. Finding respect for the young man, she decides to serve at his side as his court doctor.
Akiduki began the manga in LaLa in its September 2006 issue, and Hakusensha shipped the 13th compiled volume of the series on April 3.
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