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Wakaba Girl TV Anime's Main Cast Unveiled

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ari Ozawa, M.A.O., Mikako Izawa, Rie Murakawa lead cast of July 3 anime

The July issue of Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max magazine will announce the main cast of the upcoming Wakaba Girl TV anime on Tuesday.

The show's main cast includes:

  • Ari Ozawa as Wakaba Kohashi (pictured top left in below image)
  • M.A.O. as Mao Kurokawa (pictured bottom left)
  • Mikako Izawa as Moeko Tokita (pictured top right)
  • Rie Murakawa as Nao Mashiba (pictured bottom right)

Seiji Watanabe (Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time key animation) is helming the anime at Nexus. In addition, Kana Ishida (Aquarion Evol, The irregular at magic high school) will design the characters, and Jukki Hanada (Love Live! School idol project, Petite Princess Yucie) will write the scripts.

The story centers around the activities of Wakaba Kohashi, "a slightly out-of-tune super" daughter of a well-to-do family, and her friends. Wakaba (literally, "young leaves") looks like an elegant rich daughter, but she admires the trendy "gyaru" fashion subculture. There is also the pure, innocent, fairy-tale-like Moeko. Mao is capricious and behaves in her own way. Nao used to be an athletic type of girl, but now loves the boys-love genre.

The anime will be part of the newly created "Ultra Super Anime Time" programming block in the Tokyo MX and BS 11 channels. Other anime premiering on the block include the second season of Miss Monochrome, and the Wooser no Sono Higurashi Mugen-hen anime. Along with Wakaba Girl, all three anime will premiere on the block when it begins on July 3 at 11:00 p.m. JST. The block will also air on the BS11 channel beginning on July 5 at 25:00 JST (effectively 1 a.m. on July 6).

Hara originally serialized the manga in Sōsaku Kōbō's Otome Tsūshin publication in 2010, and Houbunsha then published the entire series in one book volume with an additional final chapter in 2013.

Another of Hara's four-panel comedy manga about girls, Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic, also inspired a television anime in 2013 and a second anime season that premiered on April 5.

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