First Love Monster Anime's Promo Video Previews Shouta Aoi's Song, Story
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The official website for the television anime of Akira Hiyoshimaru's First Love Monster (Hatsukoi Monster) manga posted the full promotional video on Wednesday. The video previews the beginming scene in the story, as well as the opening theme song by voice cast member Shouta Aoi.
Yen Press is releasing the manga in North America, and it describes the series:
When fifteen-year-old Kaho Nikaidou leaves her sheltered home to start life anew in a Tokyo high school dormitory, the last thing she expects is to nearly get hit by a truck! Saved in the nick of time by a handsome stranger, Kaho falls head over heels for him and, after finally tracking him down, boldly confesses her feelings. Turns out Kaho's mystery savior, Kanade, is the son of Kaho's new landlord! The handsome object of Kaho's affection agrees to go out with her, but her newfound bliss is short-lived when it turns out that her new boyfriend...is a fifth-grader?!
The cast includes:
- Showtaro Morikubo as Tomu Kaneko, the brawling delinquent grade schooler and Kanade's friend
- Tomokazu Sugita as Ginjirō Sannomiya, a grade school boy and Kanade's weird friend who communicates with space
- Ayumu Murase as Kazuo Noguchi, Kanade's regular-sized friend
- Kenichi Suzumura as Jōji Takahashi, Kanade's cousin
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kōta Shinohara, the high school first-year-student who loved Kaho
- Kaito Ishikawa as Atsushi Taga, the college student and Kaho's born enemy
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Arashi Nagasawa, Kaho's weird neighbor
- Hikaru Midorikawa as Daikoku Nikaidō, Kaho's big brother
- Takuya Eguchi as Munemitsu Makurazaki, Kazuo Noguchi's butler
- Shouta Aoi as RenRen, a cross-dressing idol
- Mizuki Wai as Chiaki Yokouchi
- Ai Kayano as Mafuyu Hayashi
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Shūgo Takahashi
- Iori Nomizu as Yuki Fukaya
- Akio Ohtsuka as Narrator
Takayuki Inagaki (Rosario + Vampire, Sky Wizards Academy) is directing the anime at Studio DEEN, and Mariko Oka (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Hell Girl) is designing the characters.
The series will premiere on July 2 at 11:00 p.m. on AT-X, and it will also air on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11.
Hiyoshimaru launched the manga in ARIA in March 2013, and Kodansha shipped the sixth compiled book volume in Japan on May 13. Yen Press is publishing the manga in North America.
Source: Comic Natalie