Fūka TV Anime Reveals Main Cast, Staff, January Premiere

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Kan Colle's Keizou Kusakawa directs series starring Lynn, Yūsuke Kobayashi

This year's 51st issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine is revealing on Wednesday the main cast, staff, and January premiere for the television anime of Kouji Seo's Fūka manga. The main cast members are:

  • Kazuyuki Okitsu as Kazuya Nachi
  • Yūsuke Kobayashi as Yū Haruna
  • Saori Hayami as Koyuki Hinashi
  • Lynn as Fūka Akitsuki
  • Sōma Saitō as Makoto Mikasa
  • Mikako Komatsu as Sara Iwami
  • Mikako Takahashi as Mayu Haruna
  • Saori Ōnishi as Hibiki Haruna
  • Kaede Hondo as Chitose Haruna
  • Yōko Hikasa as Tomomi-sensei

Keizou Kusakawa (KanColle, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's) is directing the anime at diomedea (Squid Girl, Handa-kun). Aoi Akashiro (Endride, KonoSuba) is in charge of series composition, and Yoshino Honda (The Lost Village, Astarotte's Toy animation director) is designing the characters. Takurō Iga (Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A, Yuyake Dandan shorts) and West Ground (The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water, KanColle theme song composition) are composing the music.

The series will air on the MBS, Tokyo MX, BS11, and WOWOW channels in Japan. The magazine also published the anime's second key visual and main character designs.

The anime's official website began streaming a teaser video in August.

The story centers on a young man named Yū Haruna who has just switched schools. He's a bit shy, and he's constantly glued to his smartphone so he can check Twitter. He meets a girl named Fūka Akitsuki, who doesn't even have a cell phone, is free-spirited, and naturally fascinates others. Yū recently has been getting back in touch via Twitter with his childhood friend Koyuki Hinashi, who is now a popular singer. One day Yū invites Fūka to one of Koyuki's concerts, and there the three meet for the first time. The story follows the love triangle between a love that started through electronics, and a love that didn't start through electronics. Fūka is the daughter of the protagonists from Seo's earlier manga Suzuka.

Seo launched the manga in 2014, the same day he ended his Kimi no Iru Machi (A Town Where You Live) manga. Kodansha shipped the 12th compiled volume of Fūka on August 17, and the 13th volume will ship on December 16.

A Town Where You Live inspired a television anime adaptation from Gonzo in 2014 as well as four original video anime volumes. Suzuka also inspired an anime, which Funimation Entertainment released in North America.

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