Koi wa Ameagari no You ni TV Anime Reveals New Visual, Main Staff
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
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.
Key visual via Ota-Suke