Gakuen Babysitters Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists, January 7 Debut
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The January issue of Lala magazine is revealing on Friday that the Gakuen Babysitters anime will premiere on January 7. The magazine is also revealing that members of the voice cast will perform the theme songs. Daisuke Ono is performing the opening theme song "Endless happy world" as his character Saikawa, and the unit Hyorotto Danshi — comprised of Kōtarō Nishiyama (Ryūichi) and Yuichiro Umehara (Hayato) — is performing the ending theme song "Oshiete yo" (Tell Me).
The magazine is also announcing that the 17th compiled volume of the manga will receive a special edition in collaboration with Sanrio. The teaser image shows the characters in costumes of various popular Sanrio characters, including Midori as Kuromi, Kirin as My Melody, Kotarō as Cinnamoroll, Takuma as Keroppi, Kazuma as Tuxedo Sam, and Taka as Pompompurin. The 17th volume will ship on March 5.
The anime will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, and on Sun TV and BS11 at 12:00 a.m. and 12:30 a.m., respectively, on Wednesday, January 10. A drama CD featuring the cast of the anime will ship with the 16th manga volume on January 4.
The cast includes:
- Kōtarō Nishiyama as Ryūichi Kashima
- Nozomi Furuki as Kotarō Kashima
- Yuichiro Umehara as Hayato Kamitani
- Yuko Sanpei as Taka Kamitani
- Tomoaki Maeno as Yoshihito Usaida
- Daisuke Ono as Keigo Saikawa
- Tomoko Miyadera as Yōko Morinomiya
- Ayaka Saito as Takuma Mamizuka
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Kazuma Mamizuka
- Konomi Kohara as Kirin Kumatsuka
- Kaede Hondo as Midori Sawatari
Shūsei Morishita is directing the anime at animation studio Brains Base. Yuuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru 2, Orange) is handling series composition, Satoshi Motoyama (Aho-Girl, Skip Beat!) is serving as sound director, and Mina Ōsawa (sub-character designer/chief animation director on Kiss Him, Not Me) is designing the characters. Ruka Kawada (Is the order a rabbit?, Kiss Him, Not Me) is composing the show's music.
The manga centers on the brothers Ryūichi and Kotarō Kashima. Ryūichi is in high school and Kotarō is still a toddler. After their parents are killed in a plane crash, the two brothers find themselves living with the chairwoman of the Morinomiya Academy, who herself lost her son and daughter-in-law in the same accident. The chairwoman, however, has one stipulation for the brothers in order to live with her: Ryūichi has to work at the academy's daycare center as a babysitter.
The manga will get a special chapter in LaLa DX magazine's next issue on December 9. Tokeino launched the series in LaLa in 2009, and Hakusensha published the 15th compiled volume on October 5.