4-Episode Original TV Anime 'I'm glad I could keep running' Revealed, Premieres on October 8
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Animation studio SIGNAL.MD revealed on Saturday that it is producing a four-episode original television anime series titled Hashiritsuzukete Yokattatte. (I'm glad I could keep running) that will premiere on October 8 on BS11. Each episode will be 15 minutes long.
The anime will star: (Note: character name spellings are not confirmed.)
- Jun Fukuyama as Minato Suyama
- Iori Noguchi as Chikako Ōmori
- Kousuke Toriumi as Ryōta Nakata
- Mai Fuchigami as Kei Ikoma
- Koinu as Shiori Gushikata
The project is a collaboration between the Yoyogi Animation Academy and the Monthly Animage magazine. The story centers on Minato, who goes to an anime event that has a voice acting recital with a friend. He is fascinated by the talent of the voice actors, and he meets Chikako, who studies at the Suidōbashi Animation Academy. The series follows the trials and tribulations of those who aim to become voice actors.
Masatsugu Arakawa (Urahara, Vampiyan Kids, Nurse Witch Komugi) is directing the anime at SIGNAL.MD (Recovery of an MMO Junkie, Napping Princess, Atom the Beginning), and Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, Cutie Honey Universe, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0) is handling the series composition. Yamako from HoneyWorks is credited with the original character design. LIP×LIP are performing the opening theme song "Yume Fanfare" (Dream Fanfare).