Happy Sugar Life TV Anime Replaces Yuichiro Umehara With Kaito Ishikawa
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Tomiyaki Kagisora's Happy Sugar Life manga revealed on Monday that the staff is replacing the voice cast member for the character Daichi Kitaumekawa (pictured below). Kaito Ishikawa (My Hero Academia's Tenya Iida, One-Punch Man's Genos) is now playing the character, replacing Yuichiro Umehara.
Umehara was hospitalized in May after being diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, an autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system. The actor is focusing on treatment and recovery and is taking an indefinite hiatus from work.
Happy Sugar Life will air on TBS and MBS on July 13 at 25:55 (effectively July 14 at 1:55 a.m.), and will later air on BS-TBS and AT-X. The show is airing in the "Animeism" programming block. The series will stream online only on Amazon Prime Video inside and outside of Japan.
The psychological horror manga's story centers on a beautiful high school girl named Satō Matsuzaka, who believes she has finally found the meaning of love when she begins living with a younger girl. Previously, Satō never refused the advances of any guy around her, but that changes when she meets the girl Shio. The background and age of the mysterious girl are unclear. When Satō is with Shio, she experiences a very sweet feeling, which she understands as love. In order to protect that feeling, Satō is willing to do anything, even if it means committing murder.
The series stars:
- Kana Hanazawa as Satō Matsuzaka
- Misaki Kuno as Shio Kōbe
- Yumiri Hanamori as Asahi Kōbe
- Natsuki Hanae as Taiyō Mitsuboshi
- Aya Suzaki as Shōko Hida
- Kikuko Inoue as Satō's aunt
Keizou Kusakawa (Kan Colle, Fuuka) is serving as chief director, and Nobuyoshi Nagayama (My Girlfriend is Shobitch) is directing the anime at Ezo'la. Touko Machida (DIVE!!) is in charge of the series scripts. Shōko Yasuda (Seven Mortal Sins) is designing the characters.
Youko Matsubara is the color key artist, and Kiyotaka Yachi is directing the background art. Yasuyuki Itou is the director of photography. Yuuji Oka is editing. Yayoi Tateishi is directing the sound, and Koichiro Kameyama is composing the music. Nanawoakari is performing the opening theme song, and ReoNa is performing the show's ending theme song "Sweet Hurt."
Kagisora launched the manga in the magazine in 2015. Square Enix published the manga's seventh volume on March 22.