Gakuen Handsome TV Anime Streams 1st Promo Video

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Series with double cast premieres on October 3

The official YouTube channel for the television anime adaptation of Tohoku Penet's Gakuen Handsome PC game began streaming the anime's first promotional video on Thursday.

The series will premiere on October 3 at 25:00 (effectively October 4 at 1:00 a.m.) on Tokyo MX and BS Fuji. Niconico's official "Gakuen Handsome Channel" will also stream each episode at noon the day after the anime airs on television.

The OVA's cast and the original game's cast will both be reprising their roles for two separate audio tracks. The main audio track will feature the anime's cast, while the second audio channel will feature the game's cast.

The cast, with OVA cast member listed first and game cast member listed second, includes (Note: game voice cast romanizations are not confirmed):

Natsuki Hanae and Kakeru Tokio as Yoshiki Maeda

Ryohei Kimura and Kinkin as Sakuya Mitsurugi

Tetsuya Kakihara and Gakeno Ueno Poniyo as Takuya Saotome

Kazunori Nomiya and Yoshida Ijūin as Renji Kagami

Yuuto Suzuki and Nekoroji as Teruhiro Saionji

Satoshi Tsuruoka and Hauruno Ugoku Shiro as Shingo Shiga

Taiten Kusunoki and Takaaki as Jirō

Satomi Akesaka and 10Re; as Yū

Team YokkyuFuman and director Toneso Kiashi are returning from last year's Gakuen Handsome the Animation original video anime (OVA) to animate series. Kiashi is part of the team that designed the original game. The staff is planning 12 three-minute episodes, with an "episode 12.5" planned for a future DVD release.

The original game's "school love story" is set at Baramon High School, a private boys' school for the prefecture's most elite. The protagonist transferred into the school and meets various major players on campus, such as the "outlaw teacher," the soccer captain, and a childhood friend whom the protagonist has not seen in seven years. The school presents opportunities for friendship, love, and conflict. The tagline of the game is, "Whenever you exited the school gates, you were handsome."

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