YU-NO Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Asaka's Opening Song
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the television anime of Hiroyuki Kanno's Kono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shōjo YU-NO (YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world.) visual novel began streaming the second promotional video on Wednesday. The video previews Asaka's opening theme song "Kono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shōjo" (A girl who chants love at the bound of this world).
The cast returning from the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita remake of the original game includes:
- Yuu Hayashi as Takuya Arima
- Ari Ozawa as Yu-No
- Maaya Uchida as Kanna Hatano
- Saori Ōnishi as Mitsuki Ichijō
- Rie Kugimiya as Mio Shimazu
- Yu Kobayashi as Eriko Takeda
- Rena Maeda as Kaori Asakura
- Kaori Nazuka as Ayumi Arima
- Taiten Kusunoki as Kōzō Ryūzōji
- Yuuki Fujiwara as Masakatsu Yūki
- Takuya Eguchi as Hideo Toyotomi
Tetsuo Hirakawa (Grimoire of Zero) is directing the anime, and Mai Otsuka (This Art Club Has a Problem!, Shakugan no Shana) is designing the characters. Studio feel. is producing the animation, and GENCO is producing.
The staff also includes:
- Backgrounds: Totonyan
- Sound Director: Kazuya Tanaka
- Music: Keishi Yonao and Ryu Takumi
- Opening/Ending Lyrics and Composition: Chiyomaru Shikura
Konomi Suzuki will perform the ending theme song "Shinri no Kagami, Ken no Yō ni" (Mirror of Truth, Like a Sword).
Director Hirakawa previously said that the anime will depict all the characters and all the routes from the original game. While the game unfolded from the first-person perspective of the protagonist Takuya, the anime will also depict the relationships of the girls around Takuya. Hirakawa vowed that the anime "will outdo the game in dirty jokes," that Mio "will be even more tsundere," and that Kanna "will be even more mysterious."
The companies first announced the project in December 2016.
The original, critically acclaimed 1996 game for the PC-98 computer platform inspired the four-part 1998-1999 adult anime YU-NO. 5pb. then released the game for the Sega Saturn in 1997 and for Windows PC in 2000. MAGES. and 5pb. Games' Kono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shōjo YU-NO remake shipped for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan in March 2017. Spike Chunsoft will release the remake in the West for the PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam in 2019. The game's Nintendo Switch version will ship on March 14.
The original game also inspired a manga adaptation by Mario Kaneda (Girls Bravo, Saving Life), which ran in Enix's (now Square Enix) G Fantasy magazine from 1997 to 1998. A new manga adaptation by Sawji Ishida launched on Kadokawa's Comic Clear website in March 2017, and ended on March 15. Kadokawa published the manga's second and final compiled book volume on the same day.