Sagrada Reset Anime Casts Hiroshi Naka, Shigeo Kiyama

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
24-episode TV series premiered on April 5

The official website for the television anime of Yutaka Kōno's teen science-fiction/fantasy light novel series Sagrada Reset revealed on Monday that Hiroshi Naka will play Hiroyuki Sasano, and Shigeo Kiyama will play Kagaya.

Hiroshi Naka as Hiroyuki Sasano, a short middle-aged man. He has the ability to go into a photograph. He knows that Kei has the MacGuffin and tries to get in contact with him.

Shigeo Kiyama as Kagaya, a member of the administration bureau. He has the ability to lock the things he touches.

An advance screening event for the anime's ninth and tenth episodes will be held in the Hitotsubashi Hall of the Japan Education Center in Tokyo on May 30. Voice actors Kaito Ishikawa (voice of Kei), Kana Hanazawa (Misora), and Aoi Yūki (Sumire) will attend the event.

The series premiered in Japan on Tokyo MX on April 5, and it also airs on Kansai TV, BS11, and AT-X. The anime will have 24 episodes. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime, and is streaming it exclusively on Anime Strike, Amazon U.S.'s on-demand anime subscription service, as it airs in Japan. New episodes are available for Anime Strike subscribers on Wednesdays. The anime will also get a home video release.

The website describes the anime's story:

Sagrada, a town where almost half the population possess special powers. The town's administration bureau provides oversight on those with powers, and its inhabitants mostly live in peace. These powers were brought by gentle and heartfelt wishes such as "being able to make the tears from the person in front of me disappear," or "to be heard by someone."

Kei Asai has an eidetic memory, allowing him to perfectly remember anything he sees and hears, while Misora Haruki can turn back or "reset" time for a maximum of three days. While Misora forgets her memories of the future when she performs a "reset," Kei does not. Using their powers together, they are capable of changing the past to affect the present.

But there is one part of their past that they cannot escape. Two years ago, due to a reset by Misora, their classmate Sumire Souma died. Now, as members of their school's "Service Club," Kei and Misora spend their days accomplishing various requests from their schoolmates while searching for any possible way they can bring back Sumire Souma. One day, they find a request waiting for them: "I'd like you to bring my dead cat back to life."

To erase the sadness in their past, Kei and Misora run through time, and change the world.

The anime's cast includes:

Kaito Ishikawa as Kei Asai (high school design at left, middle school at right), a first-year student and member of the "Service Club." He has the ability to perfectly remember anything he sees or hears, and he is a quick thinker who is very resourceful.

Kana Hanazawa as Misora Haruki (high school design at left, middle school at right), a first-year student and member of the "Service Club" with Kei. She has the power to reset time for up to three days. She will do basically anything Kei says. She is also a quick thinker who is very resourceful.

Aoi Yūki as Sumire Souma, a girl like a stray cat who attended middle school with Kei and Misora. Kei and Misora once changed the future with a reset, and Sumire died when she would not have otherwise.

Takuya Eguchi as Tomoki Nakano (high school design at left, middle school at right), a first-year student and a classmate to both Kei and Misora. He has the power to reach a specific person through time and space with his voice. He's one of the few friends who understands Kei.

Yuki Yamada as Mirai Minami, a member of the "unidentified research club" and a classmate to Kei and Misora. She is bright and cheerful, and she is assertive about things she's interested in.

Yui Makino as Youka Murase, who is a year older than Kei. She consults with the "Service Club" about bringing her dead cat back to life.

Sachika Misawa as Seika Nonoo, a first-year student who goes to a different high school than Kei and Misora. She has the power of being able to share her consciousness with cats, and is able to understand the actions of the cats in Sagrada.

Yuka Aisaka as Eri Oka, Kei's underclassman in junior high. She is known for wearing red contacts, and having an ability connected to them. She has complicated mixed feelings of contempt and respect for Kei.

Kōtarō Nishiyama as Hitsuchi-kun, an information source. He hates meeting people directly, so the only way to contact him is by phone. He is cautious, so he uses a device to change his voice so that his true identity is not exposed.

Rikako Aida as Sawako Sera, a first-year student with Kei and Misora. She is an extremely serious girl who cannot stand to break rules.

Yūichi Iguchi as Yōsuka Sakagami, a former junior high school student council president. He goes to high school outside Sagrada. Around the winter of his third year in junior high, he left Sagrada. However, he returns to Sagrada due to a certain incident.

Sayaka Ohara as Witch, an old woman with a position near the top of the administration bureau. The administration bureau exists as a system to manage Sagrada. The Witch's individual characteristics such as her name are undisclosed, and she is imprisoned in a room that there is no escape from. She has the ability to see the future.

Yōji Ueda as Shintarō Tsushima, a teacher at Kei's high school and a member of the administration bureau. He works as the adviser for the "Service Club."

Misaki Kuno as Mari Kurakawa, a grade schooler who goes to Kawahara Saka Elementary School. Ever since Haruki saw her crying at the park and talked to her, Mari has always looked up to Haruki.

Shinya Kawatsura (Non Non Biyori, Tanaka-kun is Always Listless) is directing the anime at david production, and Katsuhiko Takayama is in charge of the series scripts. Tomoyuki Shitaya is designing the characters. In addition to voicing Youka, Yui Makino is performing the opening theme song "Reset" and the ending theme for the anime's second half, titled "Colors of Happiness." The Oral Cigarettes are performing the first ending theme song "Tonariau."

Source: MoCa News

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