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Senryū Shōjo Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals New Cast Member

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Tasuku Hatanaka joins cast for series premiering in April

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Masakuni Igarashi's Senryū Shōjo (Senryū Girl) manga began streaming the show's first promotional video on Monday.

The site also revealed that Tasuku Hatanaka will co-star in the series as Eiji Busujima.

As previously revealed, Kana Hanazawa will star as protagonist Nanako Yukishiro.

The anime will premiere in April.

Masato Jinbo (Shomin Sample, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!, Restaurant to Another World) is directing the anime at CONNECT, and is also credited for supervising the series scripts. Maki Hashimoto (animation director on Restaurant to Another World, BONJOUR Sweet Love Patisserie, Yona of the Dawn) is designing the characters.

The manga centers on Nanako Yukishiro and Eiji Busujima. Nanako is a girl who can only communicate what she wants to say by using senryū (a poetry style similar to haiku more focused on humor). Eiji is an intimidating but kind boy who is a member of the school literature club. The manga tells the story of the pair's cheerful everyday interactions through 17 syllables.

Igarashi launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in October 2016. Kodansha published the manga's seventh compiled volume on December 17. The series has more than 500,000 copies in print. The manga ranked at #16 in the printed manga category of this year's Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards in August.

Sources: Senryū Shōjo anime's website, Comic Natalie

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