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'We Never Learn' TV Anime Reveals New Promo Video, More Cast, April Premiere

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Madoka Asahina, Lynn join cast

A stage presentation at the Jump Festa '19 event on Saturday revealed a new promotional video, two more cast members, and a new key visual for the television anime of Taishi Tsutsui's We Never Learn (Boku-tachi wa Benkyō ga Dekinai) manga. The event also revealed that the anime will premiere in April 2019.

The new cast members include:

Madoka Asahina as Asumi Kominami

Lynn as Mafuyu Kirisu

The event also revealed that voice actresses Haruka Shiraishi, Miyu Tomita, and Sayumi Suzushiro will form a new musical unit next year.

(The two new promo videos on the anime's official website are region locked to Japan only, a region-free version of the long promo video is below.)

Previously revealed cast members include:

Ryota Ohsaka (Attack on Titan's Marco Bodt, Ace of Diamond's Eijun Sawamura) as Nariyuki Yuiga


Haruka Shiraishi (Himouto! Umaru-chan's Kirie Motoba, Golden Kamuy's Asirpa) as Fumino Furuhashi


Miyu Tomita (Made in Abyss' Riko, Aikatsu Stars! Yume Nijino) as Rizu Ogata


Sayumi Suzushiro (Hi Score Girl's Akira Ōno, Kōya no Kotobuki Hikōtai's Kirie) as Uruka Takemoto


Yoshiaki Iwasaki (Love Hina, Hayate the Combat Butler!!, Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair) is directing the anime at Studio Silver and Arvo Animation. Go Zappa (A Bridge to the Starry Skies, Beatless, Myself; Yourself) is in charge of series composition. Masakatsu Sasaki (Saki, Seiyu's Life, A-Channel) is designing the characters. Additionally, Satoshi Motoyama (WorldEnd, Oreimo) is the sound director at Magic Capsule, and Masato Nakayama (You and Me., My Little Monster) is composing the music.

Other staff members include:

  • Art Director: Hiroki Matsumoto
  • Art Design: Hironori Yamamoto, Takahiro Murata
  • Background Studio: Atelier Platz
  • Color Key: Aiko Matusyama
  • Director of Photography: Hideki Imaizumi
  • Photography Studio: Typhoon Graphics
  • Editing: Akemi Umezu
  • Editing Studio: Editz
  • Animation Producer: Barnum Studio

The manga's story centers on Yuiga, a student who is aiming for a scholarship because he comes from a poor family. His school gives him a condition: he can have a recommendation for a scholarship if he tutors his two beautiful classmates to help them get into the schools of their choice. Ogata may be a science genius and Furuhashi a literature prodigy — but Ogata is aiming for a liberal arts school and Furuhashi is aiming for a science school. And they're both clueless outside their fields of expertise.

Tsutsui launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in February 2017, and the eighth compiled book volume shipped on September 4. As of May 2, the series has 1 million copies in print.

Viz Media previewed the first three chapters of the manga for free as part of its "Jump Start" initiative, and added the manga as a regular series for its digital English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump in April 2017.

Embedded video via pKjd

Sources: Jump Festa '19 livestream, We Never Learn anime's website and Twitter account


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