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Koi wa Ameagari no You ni TV Anime Reveals New Visual, Main Staff

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Space Brothers' Ayumu Watanabe directs at Wit Studio; Aimer performs ending theme

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Jun Mayuzuki's Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (Love is Like After the Rain) manga revealed the anime's latest key visual on Thursday.

Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block will air a new promotional video for the anime on Thursday.

In addition, this year's 49th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine is revealing the anime's main staff on Monday. Ayumu Watanabe (Space Brothers, Mysterious Girlfriend X, Gurazeni, Ace Attorney) is directing the series at Wit Studio. Aimer (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, No. 6, Terror in Resonance) is performing the show's ending theme song "Ref:rain."

The anime will premiere in January 2018 in the Noitamina programing block on Fuji TV and other channels. The show will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video inside and outside of Japan.

The manga centers on 17-year-old high school student Akira Tachibana, a girl who barely expresses herself. She harbors a secret crush on Masami Kondō, the 45-year-old manager of the family restaurant she works at part-time.

Mayuzuki launched the manga in Shogakukan's Monthly Big Comic Spirits in 2014, before it transferred to Weekly Big Comic Spirits in early 2016, where it serializes a new chapter every other week. Shogakukan published the manga's eighth volume on July 12, and will publish the ninth volume on November 10. The manga has 1.7 million copies in print.

The manga was nominated for the ninth Manga Taisho awards in 2016, and was ranked #4 in the 2016 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook.

Key visual via Ota-Suke

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