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Real Girl Anime's Promo Video Previews Quruli Opening Song

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
BiSH revealed as ending theme song artists for April 3 anime

The official website for the television anime based on Mao Nanami's Real Girl (3D Kanojo) manga began streaming the long version of the anime's promotional video on Wednesday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "Daiji na Koto" (Important Thing) by Quruli. (Note: The video linked in the site above is region-locked to Japan.)

The anime's official Twitter account also revealed that the group BiSH is performing the anime's ending theme song "HiDE the BLUE."

Previously revealed cast members include:

Teppei Uenishi as Hikaru "Tsuttsun" Tsutsui, an unsociable otaku high school boy who loves virtual reality

Yū Serizawa as Iroha Igarashi, a showy, popular, beautiful "real girl"

Shōta 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"

Sayaka Kanda as Ezomichi, the protagonist of the Magical Girl Ezomichi anime that Tsutsui likes

The anime will premiere on April 3 at 1:29 a.m. (effectively April 4 morning) on NTV's AnichU programming block, and 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.

Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video

Source: MoCa News

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