'Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto' Anime's Promo Video Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Akira Ishida, Tomokazu Sugita, Ken Takeuchi, Nobuyuki Hiyama, more join cast

King Records began streaming a promotional video for the television anime of Nami Sano's Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto (Sakamoto desu ga?) manga on Saturday. The anime's official website also updated on Saturday with additional cast and staff information and a new visual. The anime will premiere on the TBS channel on April 8.

The newly announced cast includes:

  • Akira Ishida as Yoshinobu Kubota
  • Tomokazu Sugita as Acchan
  • Ken Takeuchi as Mario
  • Nobuyuki Hiyama as Ken Ken
  • Showtaro Morikubo as Yūya Sera
  • Yui Horie as Aina Kuronuma
  • Mai Nakahara as Megumi Fujita
  • Yukari Tamura as Kana-chan
  • Kana Ueda as Mī-chan
  • Hitomi Nabatame as Yagi-san
  • Saki Fujita as Tanaka-san
  • Mikako Takahashi as Erika
  • Tomoaki Maeno as Morita
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Yasuda
  • Masahito Yabe as Shigeru Kobayashi
  • Jouji Nakata as Kakuta-sensei
  • Kujira as Shigemi Kubota
  • Tetsu Inada as Maruyama-sempai
  • Koji Yusa as 8823-sempai
  • Mitsuo Iwata as Fukase-san

Hikaru Midorikawa (Slam Dunk's Rukawa, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing's Heero, Fushigi Yugi's Tamahome) will star as the titular Sakamoto.

Shinji Takamatsu (Gintama, Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, School Rumble) is directing the anime at Studio DEEN. Atsuko Nakajima (You're Under Arrest, Ranma ½, Hakuōki) is designing the characters for animation. Yasuhiko Fukuda (Kocchi Muite Miko, Doamaiger D, Kurayami Santa) is composing the music. Masatoshi Muto (Tokyo Ghoul, Riddle Story of Devil) will serve as art director.

Rock band Customi-Z will perform the opening theme song "Coolest," and SuneoHair will perform the ending theme song "Nakushita Hibi ni Sayonara" (Goodbye to Lost Days).

TBS held an event for both the Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto and Shōnen Maid television anime at the Yūrackuchō Asahi Hall on March 12. The event screened the first episodes of both series, and held a talk show with the casts and directors for both series.

The event announced that the series will also receive a smartphone game. Sakamoto desu ga? Higi... Free Time Killer (Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto: Secret Technique... Free Time Killer) is slated to launch for iOS and Android devices at the end of April.

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto's story follows the daily life of the "coolest" high school student, Sakamoto. As soon as he transfers to his new school, he attracts the attention of not just his class but the whole student body, and his jealous classmates' attempts to bully him repeatedly backfire and instead make Sakamoto look cooler.

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto is Sano's debut series. Sano launched the series in Kadokawa's harta manga magazine in 2011, and ended the series in December. Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing the manga in North America, and the company released the third volume on March 8.

The manga won the best "male-oriented" comics volume award from Da Vinci magazine and the Comic Natalie Grand Prize in 2013.

Source: Comic Natalie

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