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Hitorijime My Hero Boys-Love Anime Casts Wataru Hatano, Takayuki Kondou, 3 More

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The official website for the television anime of Memeco Arii's Hitorijime My Hero manga announced more of the cast on Tuesday.

Wataru Hatano will play Natsuki, a friend of Kōsuke. Takayuki Kondou plays another friend, the detective Hōjō. Yūto Adachi and Daiki Yamashita play Kensuke's classmates Yamabe and Fukushige, respectively. Seiichirō Yamashita plays council president Jirō Yoshida. (Yuma Uchida, Kōdai Sakai, and Kōtarō Nishiyama played Yamabe, Fukushige, and Jirō Yoshida in the previous drama CDs.)

Hatano is also performing the opening theme song "Heart Signal" for the series. The previously announced cast members are reprising their roles from the previous drama CDs:

  • Tomoaki Maeno as Kōsuke Ōshiba
  • Toshiki Masuda as Masahiro Setagawa
  • Shinnosuke Tachibana as Asaya Hasekura
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kensuke Ōshiba

The anime's website also announced that Maeno, Masuda, Tachibana, Matsuoka, Hatano, Kondou, and others will appear at a July 2 event to celebrate the anime's premiere. The special event (with two sessions in the afternoon and evening) will preview the first episode, hold a talk segment between the cast members, and host a performance of the opening theme by Hatano.

Yukina Hiiro (Gakuen Heaven, Chu-Bra!!) is directing the anime at Encourage Films. Yūsei Naruse is in charge of the series scripts, and Ayana Nishino (Aquarion Logos) is serving as character designer and chief animation director.

The anime series will premiere in July.

Hitorijime My Hero is a spinoff series of Arii's earlier Hitorijime Boyfriend manga, and it focuses on the high school teacher Kōsuke Ōshiba, and the incompetent delinquent Masahiro Setagawa. Both characters appeared in Hitorijime Boyfriend, and Kōsuke is the brother of the earlier manga's protagonist Kensuke.

Arii launched the spinoff series in Gateau in 2012. Ichijinsha published the manga's fifth compiled book volume last July. The manga's sixth volume will ship in both a standard and a special edition on June 29. The manga has over 700,000 copies in print.

The series inspired a drama CD in November 2015, and a second drama CD shipped last August.

Arii and Ichijinsha published Hitorijme Boyfriend in 2010, and JManga released the manga digitally in North America in 2012.

Source: Comic Natalie


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