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Fūka TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Previews Opening Theme

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Adaptation of manga by Suzuka's Kouji Seo premieres on January 6

The official website for the anime of Kouji Seo's Fūka manga began streaming the anime's first full promotional video on Monday. The video previews the show's opening theme song "Climber's High!" by "Hedgehogs," the name of a band in the original manga series.

Seo is writing the lyrics for the song, and it marks the first time he has written song lyrics. WEST GROUND is composing the song, and SHO from MY FIRST STORY is arranging the song. The Hedgehogs band performing the song is made up of various famous musicians. SHO is playing guitar, T$UYO$HI from The BONEZ is playing bass, Hirotaka Takahashi from ELLEGARDEN is playing drums, and the anime's composer Takurō Iga is playing keyboard. Manami Numakura, who is also voicing Hedgehogs band member Tama in the anime, sings the song.

The single for the opening theme song will ship on February 8.

The website also revealed on Monday that the anime will premiere on WOWOW on January 6 at 10:00 p.m. before airing on Tokyo MX and MBS on January 7 and on Hiroshima TV and BS11 on January 8.

The previously revealed cast for the series includes:

Lynn as Fūka Akitsuki

Saori Hayami as Koyuki Hinashi

Yūsuke Kobayashi as Yū Haruna

Mikako Komatsu as Sara Iwami

Sōma Saitō as Makoto Mikasa

Kazuyuki Okitsu as Kazuya Nachi

Keizou Kusakawa (Kan Colle, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's) is directing the anime at diomedéa (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, Kan Colle theme song composition) are composing the music.

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.

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