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Gakuen Babysitters TV Anime Casts Yoshimasa Hosoya

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Series premiered on January 7

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Hari Tokeino's Gakuen Babysitters manga revealed on Wednesday that Yoshimasa Hosoya (Hakyū Hōshin Engi's Koh Hiko, Haikyu!!'s Asahi Azumane) will play Hiroyuki Inui. The character is Ryūichi's senior by one year. Despite the rough impression he gives, he has a kind and loving side.

The anime premiered 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. The anime had an advance screening event for the first two episodes at TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku in Tokyo on January 4.

The cast includes:

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.

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 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.

Tokeino launched the series in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine in 2009. A drama CD featuring the cast of the anime shipped with the 16th manga volume on January 4.

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.

Source: Comic Natalie

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