WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me Anime Previewed in 2 Ads
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The anime will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX on January 8. The series will then also air on Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, TV Q Kyuushuu, and BS11. Crunchyroll will stream the anime worldwide outside of Asia starting on January 8 at 9:00 a.m. EST.
The anime stars:
- Reina Ueda as Miyako Hoshino
- Maria Sashide as Hana Shirosaki
- Rika Nagae as Hinata Hoshino
- Akari Kitō as Noa Himesaka
- Hitomi Ohwada as Koyori Tanemura
- Naomi Ōzora as Kanon Konomori
- Lynn as Kōko Matsumoto
The four-panel comedy manga's story centers on Miyako Hoshino, a shy college student and otaku. Miyako's younger sister Hinata, who is a fifth grader, has a classmate and friend named Hana. When they meet, Miyako falls for Hana at first sight.
The anime is reuniting staff members who worked together on the New Game! anime. Daisuke Hiramaki (episode director for Yuruyuri San Hai!, Shirobako, New Game!) is directing the series at Doga Kobo (Tada Never Falls in Love, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun). Hiromi Nakagawa (chief animation director for Himouto! Umaruchan, Rewrite) is designing the characters, and Yuka Yamada (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, My Sweet Tyrant) is in charge of series composition.
Maria Sashide, Rika Nagae, Akari Kitō, Hitomi Ohwada, and Naomi Ōzora are performing the opening theme song "Kimama na Tenshi-tachi" (Carefree Angels) as the group Wataten☆5. The group is also performing the ending theme song "Happy Happy Friends."