Sayaka Kanda Also Voices Ezomichi in Real Girl Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the television anime based on Mao Nanami's Real Girl (3D Kanojo) manga revealed on Thursday that Sayaka Kanda will voice the in-universe anime character Ezomichi in the film. Ezomichi is the protagonist of the Magical Girl Ezomichi anime that protagonist Tsutsui likes. Kanda will also voice the same Ezomichi character in the upcoming live-action film adaptation of the manga.
The site also previously revealed the anime's premiere on April 3 at 1:29 a.m. (effectively April 4 morning) on NTV's AnichU programming block.
Previously revealed cast members include:
Yū Serizawa as Iroha Igarashi, a showy, popular, beautiful "real girl"
Shouta Aoi as Yūto Itō, an otaku who is Tsutsui's only friend
Takuma Terashima as Mitsuya Takanashi, Tsutsui and Iroha's handsome classmate
Minami Tsuda as Arisa Ishino, a girl with a crush on Mitsuya
Reina Ueda as Sumie Ayado, Tsutsui's underclassman who also likes "2D characters"
The anime is listed with 12 episodes.
Takashi Naoya (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru) is directing the anime at Hoods Entertainment (If Her Flag Breaks, Drifters, Märchen Mädchen). 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.
Three-member group Quruli (RIN-NE first season) will perform the show's theme song "Daiji na Koto" (Important Thing).
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. The manga has 1.2 million copies in print. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English. The manga is getting a special chapter in Dessert on March 24.
Warner Bros. Japan announced last July that it will also release a live-action film adaptation of the manga. Ayami Nakajō and Hayato Sano are starring as Iroha and Hikari, respectively. The film will open this fall, with Tsutomu Hanabusa directing.
Source: MoCa News
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