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'Wake Up, Girls!', 'Run Girls, Run!' Groups Perform Themes for Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Anime

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Run Girls, Run! member Nanami Atsugi joins cast for series premiering in January

The official website for the television anime of Hiro Ainana and shri's Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyōsōkyoku) light novel series revealed the show's theme song artists on Saturday.

The Run Girls, Run! group will perform the opening theme song "Slide Ride," and the Wake Up, Girls! group will perform the ending theme song "Suki no Skill." Both groups are the real-life idol groups who also voice roles in the Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter anime.

The site also announced that Run Girls, Run! member Nanami Atsugi is joining the show's cast as Martha.

The anime stars:

Shun Horie (Fastest Finger First's Shiki Koshiyama, The [email protected] SideM's Pierre) as protagonist Satō/Ichirō Suzuki

Rie Takahashi (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-'s Emilia, KONOSUBA's Megumin) as Zena

Hiyori Kono (background characters in Love Tyrant, Anonymous Noise) as Pochi

Kaya Okuno (Wake Up, Girls!'s Kaya) as Tama

Minami Tsuda (Wake Up, Girls!'s Megumi Yoshikawa) as Liza

Aoi Yūki (Madoka Magica's Madoka, My Hero Academia's Tsuyu) as Arisa

Marika Hayase (Idol Memories' Sena Hattori, Venus Project: Climax's Miu Nureha) as Lulu

The anime will premiere in January 2018 and will air on Tokyo MX, BS11, and AT-X.

Shin Oonuma (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, ef: a tale of melodies, No-Rin) is directing the series at SILVER LINK (Brave Witches, Non Non Biyori) and CONNECT (Armed Girl's Machiavellism, Chaos Dragon). Kento Shimoyama (Bleach, Gintama, Servant × Service) is writing and overseeing the series scripts, and Shoko Takimoto (Armed Girl's Machiavellism, Chaos Dragon) is designing the characters for animation. MONACA is composing the music at DIVE II Entertainment.

The story of the light novel series follows a 29-year-old programmer who is on a "death march," but one day he wakes up in another world after a nap. From a meteor shower he happens to gain vast riches, and he decides to go sightseeing. So begins his "heartwarming, occasionally serious, and harem" adventure in another world.

Ainana initially began posting the series online in 2013, and Kadokawa published the first volume with illustrations by shri in in March 2014. The novel series has 1.1 million copies in print as of July. Both the 11th volume of the novel series and fifth volume of the manga adaptation shipped on August 10.

Megumu Aya began the manga adaptation of Ainana's novels in Kadokawa's Age Premium magazine, but the series moved to Monthly Dragon Age when Age Premium ceased publication in July 2015. shri serves as the original character designer on Aya's manga adaptation.

Yen Press is releasing the original light novel series and the manga adaptation.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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