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Hōkago Saikoro Club Anime Reveals Staff, October Premiere

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Kenichi Imaizumi directs, LIDEN FILMS produces anime about Kyoto high school board game club

The August issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed the staff and October premiere date on Friday for the television anime of Hirō Nakamichi's Hōkago Saikoro Club (Afterschool Dice Club) manga.

Kenichi Imaizumi (Reborn!, Student Council's Discretion Lv. 2, Komori-san Can't Decline) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS. Atsushi Maekawa (The Prince of Tennis, Fresh Pretty Cure, Hunter × Hunter) is in charge of series composition. Yukiko Ibe (Onigiri, Nanatsuiro Drops, Magical Girl Ore) is designing the characters. Shūji Katayama (Overlord, Saga of Tanya the Evil) of Team-MAX is composing the music.

The anime stars:

Saki Miyashita as Miki

Marika Kōno as Aya

Miyu Tomita as Midori

Takaya Kuroda as shop owner Takeru Kinjō

Nakamichi launched the manga in Monthly Shonen Sunday in March 2013. Shogakukan published the manga's 14th volume on May 10. Sugorokuya is credited with cooperation on the manga.

The manga centers on Aya, who moves and starts to attend an all-girls high school in Kyoto. Her first friend is her reserved classmate Miki. After school one day, the committee chairwoman Midori takes them both to an analogue game specialty shop called "Saikoro Club" (Dice Club). There, they start playing a German board game without thinking. Thus begins Aya and Miki's search for fun through the world of analogue games.

Nakamichi's other manga include the seven-volume Tsuki no Hebi and the four-volume Haru no Kuni series.

Source: Monthly Shonen Sunday August issue


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