Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club Anime's Cast, Staff, Visual Unveiled
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff of the upcoming television anime of Noriyuki Matsumoto's Minami Kamakura Kōkō Joshi Jitensha-Bu (Minami Kamakura High School Girls Cycling Club) manga opened the anime's official website on Tuesday. The site revealed the anime's cast, staff, and main visual.
The anime will premiere in January on AT-X, TV Kanagawa, and other channels.
The cast includes:
- Reina Ueda as Hiromi Maiharu
- Yuki Hirose as Tomoe Akitsuki
- Natsumi Fujiwara as Natsumi Higa
- Natsumi Takamori as Fuyune Kamikura
- Sayumi Watabe as Shiki Mori
- Emiko Takeuchi as Sandy McDougal
- Yurika Kubo as Korone Hōōji
- Yui Fukuo as Yuika Akitsuki
Susumu Kudo (Mardock Scramble: The First Compression, Dear Boys) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff and ACGT, and Kurasumi Sunayama (Bakuon!!, scripts on Yowamushi Pedal) is writing the script. Ryoichi Oki (Potemayo, Twin Angel: Twinkle Paradise) is both the character designer and chief animation director. Chikako Shibata (Honey and Clover, Toradora!) is credited for background art, while Tomonori Kuroda (A Certain Scientific Railgun, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) is the art director. Rumiko Suzuki (Gakkyū-ō Yamazaki) is in charge of color design. Yutaka Kurosawa (Golden Time, Love Stage!!) is director of photography. Other staff members include:
- Bicycle Supervision: Hideki Okamoto
- 3DCG: J.C. Staff/Xanthus
- Editing: Yūji Kondō
- Sound Director: Jun Watanabe
- Sound Production: Exit Tunes
- Music: Arte Refact
The story begins with Hiromi Maiharu, a girl who moved from Nagasaki to Kamakura. She begins her new life in Kamakura and her first day in high school by bicycling to her school, but she has not ridden a bicycle since she was young. On the way to the ceremony for the first day, she meets Tomoe Akitsuki, and Tomoe helps her train to be better at bicycling.
Matsumoto launched the manga in Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Blade magazine in 2011, and the eighth compiled volume shipped in Japan on April 9. The series inspired a drama CD and original song that shipped with the second volume. Matsumoto previously drew the illustrations in the Mini-Skirt Uchū Kaizoku (Mini-Skirt Space Pirates) light novel series that inspired the Bodacious Space Pirates television anime.