Kabukibu Anime's Promo Video Reveals April 6 Premiere
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the television anime of Yuuri Eda's Kabukibu! light novels began streaming the series' first promotional video on Friday. The video previews Hiro Shimono's opening theme song "Running High" and reveals that the anime will premiere on TBS on April 6. The series will also air on MBS, RKB, SBS, TBC, BS-TBS, and CBC.
ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.'s composer Ryo Takahashi is responsible for composition and arrangement for the opening theme song. Rock band Luna Sea's Shinya is performing the drums for the theme song. The single for "Running High" will go on sale on April 19.
The website also revealed a new key visual and additional cast and staff members.
The new cast members are:
- Yumi Uchiyama as Maruko Janome
- Ayaka Asai as Riri Miwayama
- Kazutomi Yamamoto as Katsumi Kazuma
- Tomoaki Maeno as Tsurani Toomi
The series announced its main cast previously:
- 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
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. Masaru Yokoyama (Scum's Wish, WWW.WAGNARIA!!) is composing the music.
Additional staff members include:
- Art Directors: Masakazu Miyake, Yuri Sanan
- Color Setting: Imari Katsuragi
- Director of Photography: Junko Sakai
- Editing: Rie Matsubara
- Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
- Sound Effects: Shota Yaso
- Recording: Kenji Hoshino
- Sound Production: Pony Canyon Enterprise
- Music Production: Pony Canyon
- Kabuki Supervision: Shochiku Theater Headquarters
The anime's staff will hold a stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 on March 26. Ichikawa, Ohsaka, Kawanishi, and Shimazaki will attend the event. The Kabukibu! Seiyū-tachi ga Doki Doki Hatsutaiken! Kabuki wo Mananjaimasu! Zenpen (Kabukibu! Voice Actors Nervously Have Have Their First Experience! They Learn Kabuki! Part 1) television special will air on CS-TBS Channel 2 on March 30.
Film distributor Shochiku listed the series with 12 episodes of 25 minutes each.
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, and the sixth volume will ship on March 25. 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.