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Aoharu x Kikanjū TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Previews Main Characters

posted on by Daryl Lee Hale
Mikako Komatsu stars in series premiering on July 2

The official website for the upcoming television anime adaptation of NAOE's Aoharu x Kikanjū (Aoharu x Machinegun) manga began streaming the first promo video for the show on Friday.

Aoharu x Kikanjū is set to premiere on TBS and CBC on July 2 before airing on MBS, TUT, and BS-TBS at later dates.

The cast includes:

Hideaki Nakano (Baccano!, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Golden Time episode director) is helming the anime series at Brains Base (Durarara!!, Natsume's Book of Friends), with scripts by Kenji Konuta (Library War, Ace of Diamond). Junko Yamanaka (Detective Conan films, You Are Umasou, Kamisama Kiss 2) designed the characters and is also serving as chief animation director.

Doi☆Gangan (a unit made up of voice actors Tomoaki Maeno, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, and Mikako Komatsu) will perform the show's opening theme song "The Bravest Destiny." Komatsu will also perform the ending theme song "Gunjō Survival" (Ultramarine Survival).

The manga follows high school student Hotaru Tachibana, a girl disguised as a boy. Through strange circumstances she finds herself drawn into the world of survival games by a host, Masamune Matsuoka. The two form a team with ero-manga artist Tohru Yukimura and aim to be the be the best in Japan.

NAOE began the series as a two-part short and then premiered the full series in Square Enix's GFantasy magazine in January 2013. Square Enix published the manga's seventh compiled book volume on June 27.

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