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ēlDLIVE Anime Casts Ayumu Murase, Saori Hayami as Leads

posted on 2016-08-03 01:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Murase plays Chūta Kokonose, Hayami plays Misuzu Sonokata in January TV anime

The wraparound jacket band on Akira Amano's sixth ēlDLIVE manga volume is revealing on Thursday that the manga's upcoming television anime adaptation will cast Ayumu Murase as Chūta Kokonose, and Saori Hayami as Misuzu Sonokata.

The anime will premiere in January.

Viz Media published the first three chapters of the manga in English digitally in September-October 2014 as part of its "Jump Start" initiative, and it describes the manga as follows:

"Mumbling" Chuta Kokonose doesn't have many friends. In fact, the only conversations he has anymore are with voices inside his head. Little does he know that this voice doesn't mean he's crazy. It just means he has an alien living inside his body!

Amano (Reborn!) launched the series in full color on Shonen Jump+'s predecessor app Jump Live in August 2013. The manga switched to Shonen Jump+ when the app launched in September 2014. Shueisha published the manga's fifth compiled book volume on March 4.

The "Amano Akira Illustrations Exhibition" event showcasing the author's artwork showed a collaboration mini anime video between ēlDLIVE and Reborn! last Thursday. The event is running at the pixiv Zingaro gallery in Tokyo's Nakano Broadway complex until August 9.


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