Clione no Akari TV Anime's Promo Video Previews Opening Theme Song
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the television anime of Natural-Rain's illustrated online novel Clione no Akari (Clione's Light) began streaming a promotional video for the series on Friday. The video highlights the character Kyōko Tsukihashi, and previews the anime's opening theme song "Clione no Akari" by former SKE48 idol group member aki.
The anime's 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, and Takeshi Onaka are handling the scenario alongside original author Natural-Rain. Natural-Rain also designed the characters. Kazuhiko Izu is directing the sound. Aside from the opening song, aki 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.