Juri Kimura Joins Gakkō Gurashi Anime's Cast

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Girls live at school after zombie attack in anime premiering on July 9

The official website for the School-Live! (Gakkō Gurashi!) TV anime announced on Friday that Juri Kimura (Shirobako's Aoi, Mikagura School Suite's Eruna) is joining the show's cast as Kei Shidō (pictured at right). Kei is a second-year student who is very good friends with Miki. She loves music so much that she is always carrying a portable CD player when she walks around.

The show will premiere on July 9 in Japan.

Masaomi Ando (White Album 2) is directing the anime at Lerche (Assassination Classroom, Carnival Phantasm). Nitroplus is credited with producing the scripts. The original manga's writer, Norimitsu Kaihō (Gunslinger Stratos) is in charge of the series scripts, while Haruko Iizuka (Little Busters!, Tamayura) is designing the characters.

The rest of the main cast includes (from left to right):

  • Ai Kayano as Megumi "Megu-nee" Sakura
  • M.A.O as Yūri "Rii-san" Wakasa
  • Inori Minase as Yuki Takeya
  • Ari Ozawa as Kurumi Ebisuzawa
  • Rie Takahashi as Miki "Mii-kun" Naoki

Other cast members include Emiri Katō as Taromaru the dog (pictured center in above image).

The anime is based on Norimitsu Kaihō (Nitroplus) and Sadoru Chiba's Gakkō Gurashi! (School-Live!) manga, which began in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine in 2012. Houbunsha shipped the fifth compiled volume on March 12 in Japan.

The story of the manga revolves around girls who decide to stay over at school: the energetic Yuki Takeya, the shovel-loving Kurumi, spacey school adviser Megu, level-headed underclassman Mii-kun, and Rii-san, who brings everyone together. However, through mysterious circumstances, the girls find themselves the final survivors in a zombie attack, and continue to live at the school.

Yen Press announced earlier this month that it licensed the manga for release in North America. The first volume is set to ship in November.

Images © Nitroplus / Norimitsu Kaihō, Sadoru Chiba, Houbunsha / Gakkō Gurashi! Production Committee


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