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Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun Staff's Original Tada-kun wa Koi o Shinai Anime Reveals Cast, Story

posted on by Karen Ressler
Yūichi Nakamura, Manaka Iwami star in romantic comedy about boy with no romance experience, girl from Luxembourg

The official website for the original television anime Tada-kun wa Koi o Shinai (Tada-kun Does Not Fall in Love) revealed the main cast, new visual, and story information on Friday.

The website describes the anime as a "slapstick romantic comedy that will make you laugh and cry." In the story, Mitsuyoshi Tada, a boy who has never known love, is taking pictures of the cherry blossoms in full bloom when he meets Teresa Wagner, a transfer student from Luxembourg. Upon arriving in Japan, she got lost, separated from her travel companion. Mitsuyoshi helps her and brings her to his grandfather's coffee shop.

The cast and characters are as follows:

Yūichi Nakamura (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun's Nozaki) as Mitsuyoshi Tada, a second-year high school student in the photography club. He works part time at his grandfather's coffee shop and aims to be a cameraman like his late father. He does not speak often but cares for his friends. (Image Color: Blue)

Manaka Iwami (Urahara's Kotoko) as Teresa Wagner, a second-year high school girl from Luxembourg with blonde hair and green eyes. She has a bright and docile personality, and a shining smile. She loves a certain Japanese historical drama. (Image Color: Green)

Mamoru Miyano (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club's Rin) as Kaoru Ijūin, Tada's childhood friend, who is also in the photography club. When he's silent he appears to be attractive and cool, but he is usually noisy. He is the heir to a generations-old restaurant in Ginza, so his cooking skills are excellent. (Image Color: Yellow)

Shino Shimoji (Aikatsu!'s Akari) as Alexandra Magritte, another transfer student who came with Teresa from Luxembourg. She has red hair and an impressive sense of style. She and Teresa are childhood friends, and she would do anything to protect Teresa. (Image Color: Red)

Yūichirō Umehara (Snow White with the Red Hair's Mitsuhide) as Hajime Suzamoto, Tada and Ijūin's upperclassman and the head of the photography club. He is smart, gets good grades, and is good at photography, but he always says exactly what's on his mind. His dream is to be a photographer of nudes. (Image Color: Purple)

Shizuka Ishigami (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma's Nikumi) as Hinako Hasegawa, Suzamoto's childhood friend and a member of the photography club. She joined half under duress, because the club would be shut down for having insufficient membership. She is an honor student who can handle any task flawlessly. She keeps her long hair in a braid. (Image Color: Orange)

Hiro Shimono (Attack on Titan's Conny) as as Gentarō Yamashita, the only first-year student in the photography club. He has a somewhat feminine look and keeps his bangs up with a clip. He went to the same middle school as Tada, and looks up to him. (Image Color: Light Blue)

Inori Minase (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?'s Hestia) as Yui Tada, a second-year middle school student and Mitsuyoshi Tada's younger sister. She is a cheerful girl who keeps her black hair in a bob cut. She likes mystery novels. (Image Color: Pink)

Many of the main staff members from Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun are returning for the anime. Mitsue Yamazaki (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Magic-kyun! Renaissance) is directing at Doga Kobo (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru). Yoshiko Nakamura (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Super Lovers) is in charge of the series scripts, and Junichirō Taniguchi (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru) is serving as character designer and chief animation director. Assistant director Yoshiyuki Fujiwara and sub character designer Ai Kikuchi are both veterans of New Game! and Engaged to the Unidentified.

Chiaki Nakajima (Plastic Memories, Yuruyuri) is designing the props, and Chieko Nakamura (Doukyusei -Classmates-, Penguindrum) is directing the art. Yukari Hashimoto (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Mr. Osomatsu) is composing the music.

Source: Animate Times

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