Masamune-kun's Revenge Anime Casts Mitsuki Saiga as Kanetsugu Gasō

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Crunchyroll, Funimation stream ongoing anime series with subtitles, dub

The official website of the television anime of Hazuki Takeoka and Tiv's Masamune-kun's Revenge (Masamune-kun no Revenge) manga revealed on Thursday that the anime has cast Mitsuki Saiga as the character Kanetsugu Gasō (seen below). The character already appears in the show's title sequence, but has not yet appeared in the main story.

The anime premiered on January 5. Crunchyroll is streaming the series with English subtitles as it airs in Japan, and Funimation began streaming an English dub on February 6.

Mirai Minato (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya) is directing the series at Silver Link. Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, ReLIFE, Dagashi Kashi) is supervising the show's scripts, and is also penning them alongside Kento Shimoyama (Good Luck Girl!, Servant × Service, Shomin Sample). Yuki Sawairi (Yurikuma Arashi, Girl Friend BETA animation director) is designing the characters for animation. Toshiki Kameyama (KanColle, Kiznaiver) is in charge of sound direction. Lantis is credited as music producer. Ayaka Ohashi is performing the anime's opening theme as her character Aki Adagaki. ChouCho (Hyōka, Girls und Panzer) is performing the ending theme song.

Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the manga in North America, and it describes the story:

As an overweight child, Makabe Masamune was mercilessly teased and bullied by one particular girl, Adagaki Aki. Determined to one day exact his revenge upon her, Makabe begins a rigorous regimen of self-improvement and personal transformation.

Years later, Masamune re-emerges as a new man. Handsome, popular, with perfect grades and good at sports, Masamune-kun transfers to Aki's school, and is unrecognizable to her. Now, Masamune-kun is ready to confront the girl who bullied him so many years ago and humiliate her at last. But will revenge be as sweet as he thought?

Writer Takeoka and female Korean artist Tiv (Heaven's Memo Pad manga) launched the series in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex magazine in 2012, and the manga is headed toward its climax. Ichijinsha shipped the manga's eighth compiled volume in Japan on January 27. Seven Seas released the manga's third volume in English in December.

[Via Ota-Suke]

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