Seiren Original Anime Reveals 3 More Cast Members, Character Designs
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for Kisai Takayama's original anime series Seiren revealed three more cast members and character designs on Friday. TBS additionally began streaming character videos for the three characters on Friday.
Honoka Kuroki as Ruise Sanjō, the "gloomy public morals committee member" who is in class 2-A at Teruhi Higashi High School. As the chair of the public morals committee, she has the top grades in her year. She hates unreasonable things. She is strict to those around her, but has a soft spot for her underclassman Makoto.
Shino Shimoji as Tōru Miyamae, a "critical upperclassman." She is in class 3-A at Teruhi Higashi High School. She loves video games, and her skill is at the level where she competes in tournaments. She is good with her hands and her hobby is to make original goods. She isn't very good at talking to others, and has a hard time continuing conversations with people who don't share her hobbies.
Manami Numakura as Tomoe Kamita, the protagonist's only older sister and in class 3-A at Teruhi Higashi High School. She was last year's Miss Santa. She has the personality of an air-headed idol, and she naturally charms others. Because of that she's very popular at her school.
The previously revealed cast members include:
Ayane Sakura as Hikari Tsuneki, a "modern day meddling princess." She is always cheerful and is the class idol of class 2-B at Teruhi Higashi High School. She was the runner-up of last year's "Miss Santa Contest," and has an exclusive seat on the terrace. She loves to eat, and is occasionally stubborn.
Juri Kimura as Kyouko Touno, a "childhood friend who acts like a student at a girls' middle school." She has been the childhood friend of the protagonist since kindergarten, and they used to play together at a park at the top of the hill. She is an honor student in class 1-A who has excellent grades. On the other hand, she also loves shōjo manga and can also act a bit childish, and has a complex about the two sides of herself.
Shiori Izawa as Miu Hiyama, an "elite girls' high school swimming club member." She is in class 2-D at Sakuragawa Higashi Girls' High School, a high-class school. She is ignorant of the ways of the world. She has always attended a girls' school, so she is jealous of those who go to co-ed schools.
Shiori Mikami as Makoto Kamizaki. She in class 1-A at Teruhi Higashi High School, and is a member of the public morals committee. She is extremely timid and weak to pressure, so while she is supposed to be cautioning others about public morals, she ends up bundling her thoughts in. She adores her older sister.
Takayama is credited with the original work, series composition, and original character designs for the series. Tomoki Kobayashi (Akame ga KILL!, Rozen Maiden) is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi and AXsiZ. Naoto Hosoda (Jinki:Extend, Nagasarete Airantou) is adapting Kobayashi's designs for animation, Satoshi Motoyama (One Week Friends, Little Busters!) is the sound director at Dax Production, and Nobuaki Nobusawa (Dagashi Kashi, Lord Marksman and Vanadis) is composing the music at Pony Canyon.
The anime will premiere in January 2017 on TBS, BS-TBS, and Sun TV.
Takayama is a character designer who has worked on Enterbrain's visual novels, such as True Love Story Summer Days, and yet..., KimiKiss, and Amagami. True Love Story Summer Days, and yet... received a three-episode original video anime project in 2003. KimiKiss inspired a television anime titled Kimikiss pure rouge in 2007. Amagami spawned two television anime titled Amagami SS and Amagami SS+ in 2010 and 2012, respectively.