Cast Returns for Is the Order a Rabbit?? Anime's Special Episode
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?? ~Dear My Sister~, the new special episode for the anime Is the order a rabbit?? (Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka??), revealed the cast on Saturday. The cast are all returning from the previous anime, including Risa Taneda, who recently came out of a one-year hiatus after recovering from medical treatment.
The returning cast includes:
- Ayane Sakura as Cocoa Hoto
- Inori Minase as Chino Kafū
- Risa Taneda as Rize Tedeza
- Satomi Satou as Chiya Ujimatsu
- Maaya Uchida as Sharo Kirima
- Sora Tokui as Maya Jōga
- Rie Murakawa as Megumi "Meg" Natsu
- Ai Kayano as Mocha Hoto
- Saori Hayami as Blue Mountain Aoyama
- Sho Hayami as Takahiro, Chino's father
The episode will begin screening in 40 theaters in Japan on November 11. On the same day, the episode's theme song CD will go on sale. In addition, a new character song CD will ship in October.
Those who pre-purchase a ticket for the episode's screening will get a ticket featuring one of two possible illustrations, and a B6-size acrylic plate that features the corresponding illustration. The acrylic plate will only be offered again during the Comic Market (Comiket) 92 event in August.
Hiroyuki Hashimoto is returning to direct, but at the animation studio production doA instead of Kinema Citrus and WHITE FOX (the studios behind the previous television seasons). The original manga's creator Koi and Hashimoto are credited with the original story concept and script, and Yousuke Okuda returns as the character designer. Ruka Kawada is also returning to compose the music.
The episode's theatrical screening was slated to premiere this spring, but it was postponed.
In Koi's original four-panel manga, the main character Cocoa (a pun of “hot cocoa”) arrives at the café Rabbit House one day, excited for rabbits. She actually all but lives in that café. She meets lots of different girls there, including a tiny and cool girl named Chino (from “cappucino”), a tough and soldier-esque girl named Rize (“Thé des Alizés” tea), a spacey and quintessentially Japanese girl named Chiya (“Uji matcha” tea), and the ordinary but dignified Sharo (“Kilimanjaro” coffee). Koi launched the original manga in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max magazine in 2011.
The first season of the anime premiered in Japan in April 2014, and the second season premiered in October 2015. Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as they aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed both seasons for North American release.