Shouta Aoi Also Performs First Love Monster Ending Theme Written by Original Creator Hiyoshimaru

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Also: smartphone game announced to accompany upcoming anime

The official website for the television anime of Akira Hiyoshimaru's First Love Monster (Hatsukoi Monster) manga announced on Tuesday that Shouta Aoi will perform the ending theme song "Kimi ni Sasageru Sankonka" (Requiem of Devoting Myself to You). Original creator Hiyoshimaru wrote the song lyrics.

Aoi is also playing the character RenRen and performing the opening theme song "Innocent." The official website previously previewed the opening song in a promotional video for the anime.

The website also announced a First Love Monster social game. The smartphone game will be fully voiced and feature an original story.

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. Funimation will stream the series as it airs in Japan.

The cast includes:

Yui Horie as Kaho Nikaidō, the heroine in high school who falls for Kanade
Takahiro Sakurai as Kanade Takahashi, the fifth grader who looks like someone older and handsome

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.

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 a fifth-grader?!

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

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