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Sakurada Reset Anime Casts Kaito Ishikawa, Kana Hanazawa, Aoi Yūki

posted on 2016-12-19 15:15 EST by Karen Ressler
Visuals unveiled for 3 main characters

The official website for the television anime of Yutaka Kōno's teen science-fiction/fantasy light novel series Sakurada Reset revealed the cast and designs for three of the main cast members on Monday. The cast includes:

Kaito Ishikawa as Kei Asai, a first-year student and member of the "Service Club." He has the ability to perfectly remember anything he sees or hears, and he is a quick thinker who is very resourceful.


Kana Hanazawa as Misora Haruki, a first-year student and member of the "Service Club" with Kei. She has the power to reset time for up to three days. She will do basically anything Kei says. She is also a quick thinker who is very resourceful.


Aoi Yūki as Sumire Souma, a girl like a stray cat who attended middle school with Kei and Misora. Kei and Misora once changed the future with a reset, and Sumire died when she would not have otherwise.


Shinya Kawatsura (Non Non Biyori, Tanaka-kun is Always Listless) is directing the anime at david production, and Katsuhiko Takayama is in charge of the series scripts. Tomoyuki Shitaya is designing the characters. The anime will premiere this spring.

The novels' story is set in a town called Sakurada, where almost half the population possess some form of special powers. The story centers on two high school students. Kei Asai has the ability to perfectly remember anything he sees and hears, while Misora Haruki can turn back or "reset" time for a maximum of three days.

Both students are members of their school's "Service Club," which their town's administration bureau uses to observe people with powers and protect the peace. By using their powers together (Kei can remember things even when time has been reset), they solve cases for the club. Kei learns of the "MacGuffin" stone, which looks like a worthless black stone, but in reality will turn out to be the stone upon which the existence of Sakurada will hinge on.

Kōno published the first novel in the series in 2009, and the seventh and final volume in 2012. You Shiina illustrated the series. Kōno also published six short stories, four of which are included in the fourth novel volume, and two of which appeared in the official website of The Sneaker magazine. Masahiko Yoshihara launched a manga adaptation of the novels' first volume in Kadokawa's Shōnen Ace magazine in 2010. Kadokawa published two compiled book volumes for the manga.

The novel series is also inspiring two live-action films starring Yuina Kuroshima and Shūhei Nomura.

[Via Ota-Suke]


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