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Comic Girls Anime Casts Hikaru Akao, Kaede Hondo, Rie Takahashi, Saori Ōnishi

posted on 2017-12-19 11:35 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Yoshinobu Tokumoto directs series about manga creators at Nexus

The staff of the television anime of Kaori Hanzawa's Comic Girls four-panel manga revealed the main cast of the series on Tuesday.

The main cast members are:

  • Hikaru Akao as Kaoruko Moeta
  • Kaede Hondo as Koyume Koizuka
  • Rie Takahashi as Tsubasa Katsuki
  • Saori Ōnishi as Ruki Irokawa

i0plus' booth at Comic Market 93 will debut a new promotional video for the anime on December 29-31. The first promotional video for the anime streamed in August.

Yoshinobu Tokumoto (WATAMOTE, Chivalry of a Failed Knight episode director) is making his directorial debut at Nexus. Natsuko Takahashi (Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, Yuyushiki, Love and Lies) is in charge of the series scripts, while Touko Machida (Lucky Star, Tears to Tiara, Chaika - The Coffin Princess), Michiko Yokote (Patlabor, Shirobako, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches), and Jukki Hanada (Love Live!, Sound! Euphonium, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!) are penning the scripts. Yoshiko Saito is designing the characters. Kenichiro Suehiro (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka) is composing the music, and Jin Aketagawa (Re:CREATORS, Under the Dog) is the sound director.

The manga's story centers on the 15-year-old high school student and manga creator Kaoruko Moeta, who uses the pen name Chaos. After ranking at the bottom of a reader survey, Kaoruko's editor recommends that she enter an all-female dormitory for manga creators. Kaoruko's roommates are shōjo manga creator Koyume Koizuka, teen romance manga creator Ruki Irokawa, and shōnen manga creator Tsubasa Katsuki. The girls support each other as they work to become better manga creators.

The manga debuted as a guest series in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max magazine in 2014, and the series' regular serialization began later than year. Houbunsha released the manga's third compiled book volume on June 27. The manga was a first-round candidate selected for this year's Manga Taisho awards.

The magazine also irregularly publishes Hanzawa's related Chaos-sensei no Atelier Tanbō ~Kirara Manga no Tsukurikata~ informational manga. In the series, Hanzawa uses her experience writing Comic Girls for the magazine to show the process of making manga.

Source: Comic Natalie


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