News CLAMP-Designed Kabukibu! Anime Reveals Cast With Video
posted on 2017-02-15 13:40 EST
TBS revealed six main cast members for the television anime of Yuuri Eda's Kabukibu! light novel series on Wednesday. Kadokawa began streaming a video on Wednesday that introduces the main cast members and their characters.
The revealed cast members are:
- Taichi Ichikawa as Kurogo Kurusu
- Yuichiro Umehara as Tonbo Murase
- Ryota Ohsaka as Shin Akutsu
- Kengo Kawanishi as Jin Ebihara
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Hanamichi Niwa
- Yuko Kaida as Kaoru Asagi
The anime's staff will hold a stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 on March 26. Ichikawa, Ohsaka, Kawanishi, and Shimazaki will attend the event. Ichikawa and Umehara will also appear on a Niconico live streaming program on February 20. The tentatively titled Kabukibu! Seiyū-tachi ga Kabuki wo Mananjaimasu! Zenpen (Kabukibu! Voice Actors Learn Kabuki! Part 1) television special will air on CS-TBS Channel 2 on March 30.
Kazuhiro Yoneda (Yona of the Dawn, Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara.) is directing the anime at Studio DEEN. Yoshiko Nakamura (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Hiiro no Kakera - The Tamayori Princess Saga) is in charge of the series scripts. The four-creator group CLAMP is drawing the original character designs, and Majiro (Barakamon, Macross Delta, Ongaku Shōjo) is adapting CLAMP's designs for animation.
The series revolves around Kurogo Kurusu, a high school student who loves kabuki so much that it's annoying. Kurogo yearns to perform kabuki as part of a club at his school, but currently his school doesn't have a kabuki club. So Kurogo sets out to create a kabuki club, and his first order of business is to gather members.
Chizu Kamikō launched a manga adaptation of the novels on February 3.
Kadokawa published the novels' fifth volume in November. Eda previously wrote the original story for artist Yamimaru Enjin's one-volume I Can't Even Breathe Without You manga, which Aurora Publishing, Inc. published in English in 2010.