Kouki Uchiyama, Ayane Sakura, Maaya Uchida Star in Charlotte Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for Jun Maeda's Charlotte anime announced the show's main cast on Thursday.
The main cast is as follows:
Kouki Uchiyama (Nisekoi's Raku, Infinite Stratos' Ichika) as Yū Otosaka
Ayane Sakura (Love Live!'s Arisa, Selector Infected Wixoss's Yuzuki) as Nao Tomori
Takahiro Mizushima (Angel Beats! Takamatsu, Code Geass' Rollo) as Jōjirō Takajō
Maaya Uchida (Noragami's Hiyori, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!'s Rikka) as Yusa Nishimori (pictured left) and Misa (pictured right)
Momo Asakura (Witch Craft Works' Rin, Sakura Trick's Sumi) as Ayumi Otosaka
The official website has also posted voice samples for the main six characters.
Yoshiyuki Asai will direct the anime at P.A. Works from an original concept and scripts by Maeda. Kanami Sekiguchi is adapting Na-Ga's original character designs. Lia will perform the opening theme song "Bravely You," and Aoi Tada will perform the ending theme song "Yake Ochinai Tsubasa." Maeda is composing and writing the lyrics for both songs. The band ZHIEND and the vocalist Marina will perform the background music. Maeda will also produce the background music compositions. Hikarisyuyo will compose the songs.
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX Tv, tvk, MBS, BS 11, and other channels in July.
The story centers around the special abilities that occur among a small percentage of boys and girls in puberty. Yū Otosaka uses his power without others knowing, and lives a fairly normal, average school life. Before him suddenly appears a girl, Nao Tomori. Due to his meeting with her, the fate of special power-users will be exposed.
Key is releasing the anime in celebration of its 15th anniversary, and the series will be Maeda's 2nd original anime work, with the first being Angel Beats! in 2010.