Gakkō Gurashi!/School-Live! Anime's Opening Streamed
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the School-Live! (Gakkō Gurashi!) television anime began streaming the opening animation on Saturday. The video features the opening theme song "Friend Shitai" (I Want to Be Friends) performed by the four main cast members under the group name Gakuen Seikatsubu (Academy Life Club).
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 in Japan on March 12, and the sixth volume is slated to ship on August 11.
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.
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
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.
Maon Kurosaki will perform the anime's ending theme song "Harmonize Clover." Minase, Ozawa, M.A.O, and Takahashi will perform the opening theme song "Friend Shitai" under the unit name Gakuen Seikatsubu.
The series will premiere in Japan on July 9. Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it licensed the series for release in North America.
Yen Press announced earlier this year that it licensed the manga for release in North America. The first volume is set to ship in November.