Hajimete no Gal Anime Casts Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Kenji Akabane, Minoru Shiraishi
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The July issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine revealed more cast members for the television anime of Meguru Ueno's Hajimete no Gal (First-Time Gal) manga on Friday. The new cast includes Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Shinpei Sakamoto (left in picture below), Kenji Akabane as Keigo Ishida (center), and Minoru Shiraishi as Minoru Kobayakawa (right).
The show's previously announced cast includes:
Shintarō Asanuma as Junichi Hashiba
Yuki Nagaku as Yukana Yame
Eri Kitamura as Ranko Honjō
Ayana Taketatsu as Yui Kashii
Yui Ogura as Shizune Fujinoki
Hiroyuki Furukawa (My Wife is the Student Council President, Sin Strange Plus) is directing the anime and designing the characters at NAZ (Hamatora). Yūichirō Momose ("Sakura Internet Shinsei" net series) is handing series composition. Yashikin (Anime De Training! Xx!) is composing the music at MAGES.
The anime's site also updated with new staff:
- Assistant Director: Yuki Ogawa
- Color Key Artist: Chiharu Tanaka
- Prop Design: Hideyuki Satake, Keisuke Nishijima
- 3D Director: Masayoshi Takeda
- Director of Photography: Toshikazu Kuno
- Editing: Keisuke Yanagi
- Sound Director: Masakatsu Oomuro
- Sound Effects: Yuka Kazama (Fizz Sound Creation)
- Sound Production: Glovision
Erabareshi will perform the show's ending theme song "Galtic Love."
The romantic comedy begins with Junichi "Jun" Hashiba, an uncool high school student who frets about wanting to lose his virginity. Egged on by his friends, Jun gets on his knees and confesses his love to a classmate named Yukana Yame. The confession surprisingly works and the couple goes out. However, Jun finds himself in uncharted waters with Yame, a trendy and fashion-conscious "gal" (gyaru).
Ueno launched the manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine in November 2015. Kadokawa published the third volume on March 25.