Tsuki ga Kirei TV Anime Reveals Video, Visual, More Cast
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for anime studio feel.'s original television anime Tsuki ga Kirei (The Moon is Beautiful) began streaming a promotional video on Monday. The video previews Nao Tōyama's opening theme song "Ima Koko." (Note: The linked video on the website is region-locked to Japan.)
Tōyama will also perform the ending theme song "Tsuki ga Kirei." The single for both songs will ship on May 24.
The website also revealed a new key visual and more cast and staff.
The newly announced cast members are:
Eishin Fudemura as Roman Yamashina
Makoto Kaneko as Daichi Ogasawara
Manaka Ishimi as Aira Miyamoto
Misono Suzuki as Setsuko Satō
Haruka Chisuga as Miu Imazu
Honoka Inoue as Sakura Tanaka
Yūya Hirose as Shō Nagahara
Mark Ishii as Yasuhito Inaba
Haruka Shiraishi as Aoi Takizawa
Kentarō Kumagai as Tsubasa Kaneko
Mutsuki Iwanaka as Daisuke Tachibana
Nao Tōyama as Ryōko Sonoda
Kazuo Oka as Ryūnosuke Azumi
Kikuko Inoue as Junko Azumi
Mitsuo Iwata as Hiroshi Mizuno
Chiwa Saito as Saori Mizuno
Ryōko Maekawa as Ayane Mizuno
The previously announced cast includes (from left to right in image above):
- Rie Murakawa as Chinatsu Nishio, a member of the school track team who excels at sprinting. Alongside Akane and their running long jumper Aoi Takizawa, the three form the track team's well-known third year senior group of friends. She is cheerful and innocent, quick to befriend anyone, and popular with both boys and girls. Sometimes she wants things that other people have, but never with any ill will, and at most only with a playful envy.
- Shōya Chiba as Kotarō Azumi, the literary club president who loves books and wants to become a writer. Both his father and housewife mother were born and raised in their hometown, and his father and stills works in the town. Since Kotarō was small, he has had a close relationship with the region and neighborhood, having been made to join his neighborhood shrine's hayashi (a type of traditional Japanese band) as a flute and taiko drum player. He is an only child who lives in a house his grandparents built themselves. He is carefree, doesn't really stand out in his class, and has lower than average grades due to not caring that much about studying.
- Konomi Kohara as Akane Mizuno, a member of the school track team, and a sprinter like Chinatsu. She has loved to run since she was a child, and has been part of the track team since entering middle school. Her father's work sends him away to other parts of the country frequently, and the family moved to an apartment in Kawagoe when she was in fifth grade. She was raised in a happy-go-lucky household: her father has a sense of humor, and her mother is carefree. She has a sister two years older. She has a serious streak, and is unfailing in her studies, and her grades reflect it. While she is boastful at home, he is shy and careful to read other people's feelings at school. She uses the town mascot's "magic words" to calm her nerves.
- Atsushi Tamaru as Takumi Hira, the president of the track-and-field club. He is a true sportsman who has excellent grades, and he has made it to the prefectural tournament in sprinting since his first year of middle school. He has a keen eye for the people around him, and is considered as someone people can count on. He has had feelings for his fellow track team member Akane since his first year of high school, but has never told anyone, not even Akane (although everyone apart from Akane somehow seems to know about it).
Seiji Kishi (Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova, Persona 4: The Animation, Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace) is directing the anime at feel. (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, This Art Club Has a Problem!, Dagashi Kashi). Mitsuhiro Iwasaki (Dagashi Kashi, In Search of the Lost Future, Outbreak Company episode director) and Takashi Ikehata (Taisho Baseball Girls, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, Genshiken director) are serving as assistant directors. Yuuko Kakihara (Orange, Persona 4: The Animation, Digimon Adventure tri.) is penning and supervising the anime's scripts, and she is also in charge of series composition. Kazuaki Morita (Assassination Classroom, Danganronpa The Animation, My Bride is a Mermaid) is designing the characters based on loundraw's original character designs. Takurō Iga (Fuuka, Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA, Magical Girl Raising Project) is composing the music. FlyingDog is in charge of music production.
Additional staff members include:
- Art Setting, Design: Ayumi Miyakoshi
- Art Director: Yukari Yasuda
- Color Design: Sakiko Ito
- Director of Photography: Yuuta Nakamura
- Editing: Daisuke Hiraki
- Sound Director: Satoki Iida
The website added a new visual in February.
The text accompanying the visual on the website reads, "To me, it was like moonlight."
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on April 6 at 24:00 (effectively April 7 at 12:00 a.m.). The anime will also air on MBS, BS11, and TV Aichi.
The four main voice actors will appear at a stage event for the anime during the AnimeJapan 2017 event on March 25. The anime's staff are also holding an advance screening in Tokyo on March 20. A Twitter campaign is selecting 70 people to attend the event.
The series focuses on characters Akane Mizuno and Kotarō Azumi, two third-year middle school students who become classmates for the first time. The series will depict the characters' growth and connection to the people around them, such as classmates, club-mates, teachers, and parents. The anime will also center on the youthful adolescent romance of the characters, who are hounded by change and uncertainty as the seasons inevitably pass.
Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.