'Just Because!' Original Anime Gets Serialized Novel
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The October issue of Kadokawa's book and manga news magazine Da Vinci launched a serialized novel adaptation of the Just Because! original anime project on Wednesday. Kiseki Himura and Hajime Kamoshida are credited for the novel.
The anime will premiere on October 5 on AT-X (9:00 p.m.), Tokyo MX (11:30 p.m.), and TV Kanagawa (1:00 a.m., effectively October 6 morning). The show will also premiere on October 6 on MBS (2:55 a.m., effectively October 7 morning), and on October 10 on BS Fuji (12:30 a.m., effectively October 11 morning).
The show's official website describes the story:
It is winter of their third year of high school, near the end of the second semester, when students have very little time in high school left. Everyone was just waiting for graduation.
Until he suddenly came home.
He was their classmate in middle school who had moved far away. He transferred in at a peculiar time, which reunited them. It was as if a go signal rang out to the feelings of the students who had just thought to end their high school life without fanfare.
The anime's stars:
Yuna Yoshino as Hazuki Morikawa, a member of the school concert band who has already decided on her preferred college. Her family has tended to a farm since her grandfather's time. She does not stand out in class, and seems uninterested in romantic relationships.
Taishi Murata as Haruto Sōma, a baseball team member who has already secured a job after graduation. He plans to hit the home run that he couldn't hit during the summer competition, and confess to someone he likes.
Karin Isobe as Mio Natsume, who was Eita and Haruto's classmate during middle school. She plans to enroll in college and is studying hard to make that happen. Her unrequited feelings for a middle school crush still influence her.
Aoi Ichikawa as Eita Izumi, a transfer student who has lived away from the town where Mio and the others lived for four years, but has now returned. He had been close friends with Haruto since middle school, and his transfer into their high school is a reunion for them.
Lynn as Ena Komiya, a second-year student, and a member of the photography club that is close to being disbanded. rder to save the club, she plans to enter a photography competition. In search of a good photo, she witnesses the reunion between Eita and Haruto.
Atsushi Kobayashi (Girls & Panzer storyboards, episode director) is directing the anime at PINE JAM, with Hajime Kamoshida (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) as the scriptwriter and Kiseki Himura (Sword Art Online: Progressive manga, Tawawa on Monday) as the original character designer. Hiroyuki Yoshii (Tawawa on Monday) is adapting the character designs for animation. Singer-songwriter Nagi Yanagi (A Lull in the Sea, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Bakemonogatari) is credited as music producer, and Keisuke Fukunaga (Tawawa on Monday) is credited as producer. The main female cast members, consisting of Karin Isobe, Yuna Yoshino, and Lynn, will perform the ending theme song as their respective characters.
Source: Comic Natalie