Kiss Him, Not Me Shōjo Romantic Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The April issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine is announcing on Saturday that Junko's Kiss Him, Not Me (Watashi ga Motete Dōsunda) manga is getting a television anime adaptation. The announcement notes the anime's staff.
Hiroshi Ishiodori (Peach Girl, Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino) will direct the anime at Brains Base. Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Dagashikashi) is in charge of series composition. Kazuhiko Tamura (Gunparade Orchestra, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~Next Season~, Kyōkai no Rinne) is designing the characters for animation. Mina Ōsawa (Actually, I Am…, Nurse Witch Komugi R) is the chief animation director.
A drama CD of the manga included with the manga's fifth Japanese volume had the following cast:
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Hayato Shinomiya
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Yūsuke Igarashi
- Takahiro Sakurai as Asuma Mutsumi
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Nozomu Nanashima
- Kana Hanazawa as Kae Serinuma
- Chinatsu Akasaki as Shima Nishina
Crunchyroll is releasing chapters of the manga in North America as it is published in Japan, and it describes the story:
Kae Serinuma is what you'd call a "fujoshi." When she sees boys getting along with each other, she loves to indulge in wild fantasies! One day her favorite anime character dies and the shock causes her to lose a ton of weight. Then four hot guys at school ask her out, but that isn't exciting to her at all — she'd rather see them date each other!
Junko began the manga in Bessatsu Friend 2013. Kodansha published the seventh volume last October, and will publish the eighth volume on Friday. Kodansha USA is publishing the series in North America, and it released the third volume on February 2.
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