Age 12 Anime to Premiere 2nd Split Season in October
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Takara Tomy's booth at the International Tokyo Toy Show revealed on Thursday that the 12-Sai ~Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki~ (Age 12: A Little Heart-Pounding) anime will have a split season run, with its first half now airing 12 episodes until June. The second half will air from October to December, with an as-yet unspecified number of episodes. The show most recently aired its 10th episode on Tokyo MX on Monday.
The series premiered on April 4 on Tokyo MX and AT-X. The series is also airing on Sun TV and other channels, and is streaming in Japan only on Amazon Prime Video.
Ai Kakuma (Aldnoah.Zero, Magical Sisters Yoyo & Nene) and Sōma Saitō (Chaos Dragon, Future Card Buddyfight) return from the original video anime (OVA) to star as the heroine Hanabi and her love interest Takao, respectively. Other cast members include:
- Juri Kimura as Yui Aoi
- Mayuki Makiguchi as Marin Ogura
- Sayuri Hara as Kokoa Hamana
- Shun Horie as Kazuma Hiyama
- Tetsuya Kakihara as Ayumu Tsutsumu
Seiki Taichū also returned from the OVA to direct the series at OLM. Fumi Tsubota (Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live assistance) is handling series composition and Motoyoshi Iwasaki (Hamtaro, Web Ghost PiPoPa) composed the music. Rie Murakawa performs the opening theme song "Sweet Sensation." AŌP (Mr. Osomatsu) performs the ending theme song.
The story of Maita's original manga begins with Hanabi, a sixth-grade girl who is neither an adult nor a child. She deals with issues such as accidentally witnessing her homeroom teacher kissing, and worrying about experiencing physiological changes before her friends. The manga depicts a 12-year-old girl's innocent worries and first love.
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