Ao-chan Can't Study Anime's 2nd Promo Video Reveals Opening Theme Artist, April 5 Premiere
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the television anime of Ren Kawahara's Ao-chan Can't Study! (Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyō ga Dekinai) manga began streaming the show's second promotional video on Friday. The video reveals and previews two-member band Edoga Sullivan's opening theme song "Wonderful Wonder."
The anime will air on the Animeism block on the MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS channels, and will premiere on MBS and TBS on April 5 late at night at 2:10 a.m. (effectively April 6).
The show will star:
- Azumi Waki as Ao Horie
- Juri Kimura as Miyabi Takaoka
- Junta Terashima as Takumi Kijima
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Kasaki Horie
- Takashi Kondo as Sōichirō Yabe
- Yusuke Shirai as Masaki Uehara
- Toshinari Fukamachi as Shūhei Yonezuka
Keisuke Inoue (episode director for Chivalry of a Failed Knight, Masamune-kun's Revenge, Two Car) is directing the anime at Silver Link. Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Children of the Whales, Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san) is in charge of series scripts. Miwa Oshima (The Story of Saiunkoku, Koihime Musō, Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA) is designing the characters. Three-member band Spira Spica (Gundam Build Divers) will perform the show's ending theme song "Koi wa Miracle" (Love is a Miracle).
Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English, and it describes the story:
When Ao was in kindergarten, she smiled ear-to-ear as she told her classmates how her father (a bestselling erotic author) chose her name: “A as in apple and O as in orgy!” That day still haunts her ten years later as she studies with a single goal in mind: get into an elite university and achieve independence from her father once and for all. She has no youth to misspend and no time to think about boys … until her classmate, “King Normie” Kijima, approaches her with a shocking confession of love. She tries to lose Kijima, but he just can't take a hint … and as her mind runs wild with impure thoughts, she realizes her father has totally influenced her!
Kawahara launched the manga in Kodansha's Shonen Magazine Edge in October 2015, and ended the manga on December 17. Kodansha published the manga's seventh compiled book volume on September 14. Kodansha Comics released the third volume on December 25. Kawahara launched a sequel manga in the same magazine on January 17 that centers on a "slightly more grown-up" Ao-chan.