Nijiiro Days Shōjo TV Anime Unveils Designs, Game App
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the television anime of Minami Mizuno's Nijiiro Days (Rainbow Days) manga unveiled the character designs on Tuesday. It also announced that a tentatively titled "Nijiiro Days Appli" game will debut on iOS and Android devices early next year.
The anime will feature the same cast as a previous drama CD:
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online's Kirito) as Natsuki "Nacchan" Hashiba, teased by all for his idealistic fantasies
Nobunaga Shimazaki (Free!'s Haruka Nanase) as Keiichi "Keichan" Katakura, an athletic boy who is actually sadistic
The manga centers on a group of four male high school students who are close friends: Natsuki, Tomoya, Keiichi, and Tsuyoshi. The four boys have no club activities, and they hurry through their studies so they can spend their days having fun. Their main topic of interest: love. Natsuki has an unrequited crush on Anna, a girl from another class, and his friends keep meddling in their relationship.
The anime is holding open voice-acting auditions for Ishida, Natsuki's classmate who appears in episode 6. Candidates can apply on the DAM Tomo website to record their audition videos at participating karaoke locations that use the DAM karaoke system with in-room DAM Tomo cameras. One person will win a chance to play Ishida, and five others will receive posters for the television series.
Tetsuro Amino (Broken Blade, Macross 7, Shiki) is serving as chief director, and Tomihiko Ohkubo (Brave Story unit director, Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals, Kiss wa Me ni Shite director) is directing the series at Production Reed (Onsen Yōsei Hakone-chan, Hōkago no Tinker Bell). Aki Itami (Mushi-Shi, Flowers of Evil) is handling the series scripts.
The anime will premiere next January.
Mizuno launched the manga in Bessatsu Margaret in the February 2012 issue, and Shueisha published the 10th compiled book volume on September 25. The manga inspired a drama CD that Shueisha bundled with a limited edition of the seventh volume in October 2014.