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Real Girl Anime Reveals More Staff, Visual, April Premiere

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hoods Entertainment animates series, Deko Akao on series composition, Satomi Kurita on character design

The staff of the television anime based on Mao Nanami's Real Girl (3D Kanojo) manga opened an official website for the anime on Monday, which revealed additional staff and the first visual for the anime, as well as its April premiere.

The anime will premiere on NTV's AnichU programming block in April.

Takashi Naoya (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru) will direct the anime, as previously announced. Hoods Entertainment (If Her Flag Breaks, Drifters, Märchen Mädchen) is animating the series. Deko Akao (Flying Witch, Noragami, After the Rain) is in charge of series composition. Satomi Kurita (Hina Logic: From Luck & Logic) is designing the characters.

The josei manga follows Hikari "Tsuttsun" Tsutsui, a high school boy who is satisfied with the virtual girls he encounters in anime and games. He does not have many friends and he lives in his own world. One day, when he is stuck on pool cleaning duty, he is approached by Iroha, a "real girl" who is showy and popular with boys.

The romantic comedy manga ran in Kodansha's Dessert magazine from July 2011 to May 2016, and Kodansha published the series in 12 compiled volumes. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English.

Warner Bros. Japan announced last July that it will also release a live-action film adaptation of the manga in 2018. Ayami Nakajō and Hayato Sano are starring as Iroha and Hikari, respectively. The film will open this fall, with Tsutomu Hanabusa directing.

Source: Comic Natalie

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