Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. Anime Reveals Theme Songs, Additional Cast
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the television anime of Minatsuki and As Futatsuya's Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. (My Housemate Is on My Lap, But Sometimes on My Head) manga revealed the theme songs on Friday. Iori Kanzaki's musical unit Schrödinger's Cat adding kotringo will perform the opening song "Unknown World," and Yoshino Nanjō will perform the ending theme song "Kimi no Tonari Watashi no Basho" (My Place Next to You). Nanjō will also voice the character Haru Akimoto, who has a key connection to the cat Haru.
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, AT-X, ABC TV, and BS11 in January.
The cast includes:
Haruka Yamazaki as Haru
- Hiro Shimono as Atsushi Kawase
- Shun Horie as Hiroto Yasaka
- Chika Anzai as Nana Ōkami
- Yoshiki Nakajima as Yūgo Ōkami
- Ayumu Murase as Hachi
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Roku
Kaoru Suzuki (Pupipō!, DIVE!!) is directing the anime at Zero-G. Deko Akao (Flying Witch, Amanchu!, Noragami) is in charge of series composition. Masaru Kitao (Death Note, Dances with the Dragons) is designing the characters. Kotoringo (In This Corner of the World) is composing the music.
The manga centers on socially awkward novelist Subaru Mikazuki, who adopts a stray cat. He names it Haru, and they begin their life together. As with the manga, each episode of the anime will have both a "Subaru" and "Haru" chapter that will tackle the story from the point of view of both characters.
Minatsuki and Futatsuya first published a one-shot manga with the same title in Comic Polaris in October 2014, before launching it as a serialized manga in June 2015. Holp Shuppan published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on January 24.
The 2017 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook ranked the manga as #16 in its top 20 list of manga for female readers in 2016. Honya Club's "Zenkoku Shotenin ga Eranda Osusume Comic 2017" (Nationwide Bookstore Employees' Recommended Comics of 2017) poll for bookstore employees also ranked the comic at #3 in 2017.
Sources: Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. anime's website (link 2), MoCa News
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