Clione no Akari TV Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, July Premiere

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The staff for the television anime of Natural-Rain's illustrated online novel Clione no Akari (Clione's Light) opened a Twitter account and website on Wednesday. The website revealed the anime's staff, cast, and July premiere.

The cast includes:

Sayuri Matsumura as Minori Amamiya

Shunya Ōhira as Takashi Aoi

Natsuko Hara as Kyōko Tsukihashi

Riko Sasaki as Nanami Yukine

Riho Iida as Yuna Nagino

Aina Suzuki as Kaho Ichinose

Akari Kageyama as Sayaka Hama

Yūki Fujita as Gen Isozaki

Misaki Ōhashi as Kōsuke Okishima

Moa Tsukino as Shōta Sayama

Kana Aoi as Sakura Inoue

Naoya Ishikawa's one-man animation studio Ishikawa Pro (Kuttsukiboshi, Magical Chocolate) is directing the anime at drop. MOLICE, Tsukasa, Takeshi Onaka are handling the scenario alongside original author Natural-Rain. Natural-Rain also designed the characters. Kazuhiko Izu is directing the sound. Former SKE48 idol group member aki (Crane Game Girls Galaxy, Nazotokine) composed and sings the opening theme song "Clione no Akari," and is also singing the ending theme song "Sora o Tobu Kaze." Riko Sasaki is performing the insert song "Hyakunichi no Hana."

The anime will premiere in July on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, and BS Fuji.

The story centers around an illness-stricken, constantly bullied orphan girl named Minori. After one rainy day, she doesn't turn up at school, having been admitted into a hospital in a distant town. Two months pass, and the girl's two school friends, Takashi and Kyōko, receive a mysterious email with no sender listed. The email reveals a summer festival taking place at a nearby town ....

Natural-Rain started posting the original story online in 2004, and East Press published it in print in 2012. The app version ranked #9 among paid apps on the Apple Store.

[Via Otasuke]

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