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Sansha Sanyō Anime Casts Machico, Aina Suzuki, Rika Momokawa

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series adapting 4-panel manga will premiere in April

The official website for the television anime of Cherry Arai's Sansha Sanyō four-panel manga announced three additional cast members on Tuesday.

Machico as Serina Nishiyama, Teru and Futaba's classmate. She declares herself Teru's rival but always loses. As an animal lover, she only gets along with Teru where animals are concerned.

Aina Suzuki as Asako Kondō, one of Nishiyama's few friends, and the one who can calm her down. She has no ill will at all.

Rika Momokawa as Shino Sonobe, a former Nishikawa family maid who now manages a candy store. She loves schemes and conspiracies.

Previously-announced cast members include:

Mai Kanazawa as Futaba Odagiri, a girl who is incredibly energetic but is also a glutton.

Ayaka Imamura as Teru Hayama, who looks like an angel but is really a demonic class president.

Yū Wakui as Yōko Nishikawa, the daughter of family that used to be a member of the upper class, but after her father's company went bankrupt, they became poor.

The series will premiere in April.

The comedy manga follows the everyday life of three very different high school students, all of whom have the kanji for "leaf" in their name. ("Sansha Sanyō" is a Japanese idiom that means three people who have different personalities to the each other, but the manga's title replaces the final kanji in the idiom with the kanji for "leaf.")

Yasuhiro Kimura (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! episode director) is directing the series at animation studio Doga Kobo. Hideaki Koyasu (Lance N' Masques, GJ Club) is handling series composition and Jun Yamazaki (episode animation director for Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash!, Muromi-san) is designing the characters.

Arai launched the series in Manga Time Kirara in its February 2003 issue, and Houbunsha published the 11th compiled volume in August 2014.

Arai's Engaged to the Unidentified (Mikakunin de Shinkōkei) comedy four-panel manga previously inspired a television anime series that premiered in January 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video in February.

[Via Moca News]

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