[email protected]'s Kubooka Designs Anime Promos for Kanji Test

posted on by Egan Loo
Cinderella Girls' Minami Nitta voices girl who likes kanji in 4°C shorts

Toshiyuki Kubooka (the original character designer for The [email protected] games and anime, Lunar, Giant Robo) designed two anime promotional videos for the Japan Kanji Aptitude Test, the nationally recognized test for certifying knowledge of Japanese kanji characters. Studio 4°C (Tekkon Kinkreet, Berserk, Harmony) produced the two-part "Why She Loves Kanji" ("Kanjo ga Kanji o Sukina Riyū") videos, and the first video debuted on Monday:

The story centers around Haruka Hirai, a first-year high school girl who loves kanji so much that she practices kanji in "My Favorite Kanji Notebook" during her spare time. Voice actress Aya Suzaki (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls' Minami Nitta, Tamako Love Story's Tamako Kitashirakawa) plays Haruka.

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka plays Yūsuke Sagara, a first-year student and track team member who loves Haruka.

Yuko Iida plays Natsumi Hatano, another first-year student and track team member who has been Haruka's close friend since middle school.

Tutti sang the original theme song "Suki." The second half of the story will debut in mid-October.

[Via Nijimen]

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