Kenka Banchō Otome Romance Game Gets TV Anime in Spring 2017
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Spike Chunsoft opened a website on Thursday to announce that its Kenka Banchō Otome romance simulation game is getting a television anime series of shorts. The anime, titled Kenka Banchō Otome: Girl Beats Boys, will premiere in spring 2017.
The show's cast, who are reprising their roles from the game, includes:
KENN as Totomaru Minowa
Shouta Aoi as Takayuki Konparu
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Rintarou Kira
Tetsuya Kakihara as Yuta Mirako
Tomoaki Maeno as Houou Onigashima
The returning cast also includes Tsubasa Yonaga as Hikaru Onigashima and Takashi Kondo as Haruo Sakaguchi. The site has not yet revealed the voice actor for the protagonist Hinako Nakayama (pictured below). The anime will also feature an anime-original character.
Noriaki Saito (episode director for Btooom!, Yumeiro Pâtissière, Log Horizon) is directing the series at anime studios project No.9 and A-Real. Spike Chunsoft is credited with the original work. Natsuko Takahashi (Brothers Conflict, Norn9, My Love Story!!) is in charge of series composition, and Majiro (Macross Delta, Barakamon) is in charge of animation character design with Akane Yano (And you thought there is never a girl online?) credited for sub character design. Setsuna Records and Simple Notes are in charge of the music. The four-member group Love Desire is performing the opening theme song "Love Sniper" and the ending theme song "Gankō Signal."
Other staff members include:
- Prop design: Keiko Kitayama
- Art director: Yusuke Ikeda
- Background art: Studio Suuuu
- Color key: Yoko Suzuki
- Director of photography: Junpei Takatsu
- Photography: Asahi Production
- 3DCG: studio A-CAT
- Sound director: Hiroto Morishita
- Sound production: Groove
- Editing: REAL-T
Spike Chunsoft released the game on the PlayStation Vita in Japan on May 19. The story centers on Hinako, who has grown up not knowing her parents and thinking she has no relatives. One day, a boy named Hikaru appears before her, and says he's her older twin brother. Hikaru asks Hinako to take his place at attending a famous private all-boys academy for delinquents.
Spike Chunsoft announced last month that the game is getting a fandisc titled Kenka Banchō Otome: Kanzen Muketsu no My Honey. A manga adaptation titled Kenka Banchō Otome: Koi no Battle Royale by Chie Shimada currently runs in Hakusensha's The Hana to Yume magazine.
Kenka Banchō Otome is itself a spinoff of Spike's larger Kenka Banchō action adventure video game franchise. Spike released the first game in June 2005, and the latest game, Kenka Banchō 6: Soul & Blood, shipped on the Nintendo 3DS in January 2015.