Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu Anime Casts Akari Kitō, Yūko Kurose

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Cast as middle school girls in spring 2019 anime of 4-panel comedy manga

The January 2019 issue of Kadokawa's Comic Dengeki DaiohG magazine revealed more cast members for the television anime of Katsuwo's Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu (Solitary "__" Life, or Hitori Bocchi's "__" Life) manga on Tuesday.

The new cast and characters include:

Akari Kitō as Aru Honshō (the character's name in Japanese order "Aru Honshō" is a pun for "has a hidden side"), the vice president of Bocchi's class. She is responsible, always smiling, and is considered reliable by everyone. However she actually has a pitiful side to her that only Bocchi and Nako know. She has tried really hard to become perfect ever since she entered middle school.

Yūko Kurose as Rakita Sotoka (the character's name in Japanese order "Sotoka Rakita" is a pun for "came from outside") a beautiful foreigner with blonde hair and blue eyes, and who everyone looks up to. She came to Japan alone. She has always wanted to be a ninja, and somehow mistook Bocchi for a ninja. Now having been taken in as a pupil, she has begun training. She is very dexterous, and is good at making origami.

Previously announced cast members include:

Chisaki Morishita as Bocchi Hitori (the character's name in Japanese order "Hitori Bocchi" is a pun for "all alone"). She is a new student to Sakura Dai Ni Middle School, and is very awkward at socializing. She made a promise to Kai, her friend from grade school, that she will befriend her entire class before graduating from middle school. She is constantly filled with anxiety, and approaches any situation with careful planning. She has a keen eye for how her uniform looks.

Minami Tanaka as Nako Sunao (the character's name in Japanese order "Sunao Nako" is a pun for "honest girl"). Bocchi's first friend in middle school. She sits in front of Bocchi in class. She looks stern, and often intimidates people from her outward appearance, but she is actually very caring towards her friends. She always supports Bocchi's attempts at making friends. She never does anything she doesn't want to do.

The anime will premiere in spring 2019.

Takebumi Anzai (Go! Go! 575 director, episode director for Darker than Black and Mob Psycho 100) is directing the anime at studio C2C (Harukana Receive, WorldEnd). Jukki Hanada (Beyond the Boundary, Sound! Euphonium, Steins;Gate) is both overseeing and writing the series scripts, and Kii Tanaka (Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ketsubetsu, Yamainu no Chikai, Cheating Craft) is both the character designer and chief animation director.

The four-panel comedy manga centers around an extremely shy girl named Bocchi Hitori. (Her name is a wordplay on a Japanese term for solitary.) She enters middle school and vows to "make friends with the entire class" by graduation. The story follows her lonely struggle to accomplish her goal.

Kadokawa's Comic Dengeki DaiohG magazine serializes the original manga, and Kadokawa published the fourth compiled book volume on February 26.

Katsuwo's Mitsuboshi Colors manga inspired the television anime of the same name, which ran from January until March. Sentai Filmworks streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.

Sourcse: Comic Dengeki DaiohG January issue, Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu anime website, Comic Natalie

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