Sayaka Nakaya Stars in Magical Somera-chan Anime From Ai Mai Mi Creators
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Choboraunyopomi's four-panel manga Magical Somera-chan (Fushigi na Somera-chan) announced the main cast and additional staff members on Saturday.
Former AKB48 idol Sayaka Nakaya leads the cast as Somera Nonomoto. Other cast members include:
- Kaede Hondo as Kukuru Nonomoto
- Rika Momokawa as Shigeku Tendō
- Maria Naganawa as Ai Matsushima
The anime will be the third one based on Choboraunyopomi's manga, after Ai Mai Mi and Choboraunyopomi Gekijō Dainimaku Ai Mai Mi: Mōsō Catastrophe. Itsuki Imazaki returns from those two earlier anime to direct Fushigi na Somera-chan, again at Studio Seven. Imazaki is also serving as scriptwriter, producer, and character designer. Dream Creation is producing the anime.
The website also announced on Saturday that Fūga Hatori will return to compose the music, but Masakatsu Oomuro (Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san, I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying) is joining the staff as sound director.
The manga follows the daily life of Somera-chan, a wielder of mysterious magical powers, and those around her. The manga ran in Ichijinsha's Manga Palette Lite magazine until 2011, and Ichijinsha published two volumes. The anime is also adapting the sequel, Fushigi na Somera-chan Haute Couture, which Choboraunyopomi began in Ichijinsha's Manga 4 Koma Palette in April, shortly after the anime adaptation was announced.