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Hōkago Saikoro Club Anime Casts Shun Horie, Taku Yashiro

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kotori Koiwai, Hisako Tōjō, Eriko Matsui also cast in board game club anime

The official website for the television anime of Hirō Nakamichi's Hōkago Saikoro Club (Afterschool Dice Club) manga revealed five additional cast members for the anime on Thursday. The new cast members include:

Shun Horie as Ryūji Yoshioka, Tanoue's classmate and childhood friend who is also a member of the kendo team. He is coolheaded and logical. Ever since he was touched by Miki's kindness, Ryūji has taken an interest in her.

Taku Yashiro as Yūto Aoshima, a third-year student and the student council president. He was hospitalized due to an accident, but managed to be discharged one month before the school festival. While he appears carefree and frivolous, he actually pays a lot of attention to his surroundings, and is popular among both guys and girls.

The previously announced cast includes:

Saki Miyashita as Miki, a socially awkward and introverted high school student, but who has a good heart. She tends to not blend well with the people in her class.

Marika Kōno as Aya, an innocent classmate who has only recently moved to Kyoto. She has a constantly cheerful and curious personality.

Miyu Tomita as Midori, the beautiful class representative of Aya's class who values an ordered, well-structured life. She works a part-time job at the board game cafe "Saikoro Club."

Takaya Kuroda as shop owner Takeru Kinjō, the manager of the board game cafe "Saikoro Club." While well-built and stern-looking, he is actually soft-hearted and gentlemanly.

M.A.O as Emilia, a transfer student from Germany who dreams of being a board game designer. Her father runs a board game cafe named "Geschenk."

Kōhei Amasaki as Shōta Tanoue, Midori's childhood friend who has a crush on Aya.

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 analog games.

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.

Tomita performs the opening song "Present Moment." Miyashita, Kōno, and Tomita are also performing the anime's ending theme song "On the Board" as their respective characters.

The anime will premiere on ABC TV on October 2, and on Tokyo MX and BS11 on October 3..

Nakamichi launched the manga in Monthly Shonen Sunday in March 2013. Sugorokuya is credited with cooperation on the manga.

Sources: Hōkago Saikoro Club anime's website, Comic Natalie

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