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Grand Blue Dreaming Anime Reveals Main Cast, New Visual

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yūma Uchida, Ryohei Kimura, Hiroki Yasumoto, more star in series premiering this summer

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka's Grand Blue Dreaming (Grand Blue) manga revealed a new visual and the show's main cast on Friday.

The anime stars:

Yūma Uchida as Iori Kitahara

Ryohei Kimura as Kohei Imamura

Hiroki Yasumoto as Shinji Tokita

Katsuyuki Konishi as Ryujiro Kotobuki

Chika Anzai as Chisa Kotegawa

Maaya Uchida as Nanaka Kotegawa

Toa Yukinari as Azusa Hamaoka

Kana Asumi as Aina Yoshiwara

The anime will premiere this summer.

Shinji Takamatsu (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Gintama, Daily Lives of High School Boys) is serving as director, scriptwriter, and sound director at animation studio Zero-G (DIVE!!, Battery the Animation, Tsugumomo). Hideoki Kusama (Battery the Animation) is the character designer.

Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English digitally, and it describes the story:

After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Iori Kitahara makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Kenji Inoue and au naturel authority Kimitake Yoshioka bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!

Crunchyroll is also publishing the manga digitally as new chapters come out in Japan.

Inoue and Yoshioka launched the manga in Good! Afternoon in April 2014. Kodansha published the manga's 10th volume on March 7. The manga marks the first time Inoue is authoring an original manga work. The series has more than 2 million copies in print.

The manga was nominated in the Best General Manga category at Kodansha's 41st annual Manga Awards last year.

Source: MoCa News

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