Sing 'Yesterday' for Me Anime Unveils 1st Episode's 1st 9 Minutes
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account for the television anime of Kei Toume's Sing "Yesterday" for Me (Yesterday o Utatte) manga began streaming the first nine minutes of the anime's first episode on Friday. The "long trailer" ends with a digest video featuring the theme song "Kago no Naka ni Tori" (A Bird in a Cage) by the rock band yourness. The Twitter account also unveiled a new visual for the anime.
The anime will premiere on TV Asahi in the new NUManimation programming block on April 4 late at night at 1:30 a.m. (effectively April 5). The series will also debut with exclusive advance streaming on Abema TV simultaneously with the anime's premiere on TV Asahi. The anime will then debut on BS Asahi on April 10 at 11:30 p.m.
The series will have 12 television episodes, plus an additional six episodes that will only be available via streaming. AbemaTV will begin an exclusive advance streaming of the latter six episodes after the main series concludes.
The show's full cast, including previously revealed cast members, includes:
- Chikahiro Kobayashi as Rikuo Uozumi
- Yume Miyamoto as Haru Nonaka
- Kana Hanazawa as Shinako Morinome
- Natsuki Hanae as Rō Hayakawa
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Kinoshita
- Maaya Sakamoto as Kyōko Sayama
- Takuma Terashima as Takanori Fukuda
- Aya Suzaki as Kozue Fukuda
- Kaori Nazuka as Morita
- Shun Horie as Katsumi Takishita
- Yuuki Ono as Minato
- Eri Kitamura as Chika Huzuhara
- Ryōko Maekawa as Kansuke
Other cast members with as-yet unrevealed roles include: Yurina Amami, Daichi Endō, Akio Ohtsuka, Mitsuru Ogata, Tokuyoshi Kawashima, Chiaki Kobayashi, Hiroki Tanaka, Kōtarō Nishiyama, Natsumi Fujiwara, Takako Honda, Misato Murai, and Sumire Morohoshi.
Yoshiyuki Fujiwara (GJ Club, New Game!, Plastic Memories) is directing the anime at Doga Kobo. Jin Tanaka (Laid-Back Camp, Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode, Cinderella Nine) is penning the scripts. Junichirō Taniguchi (Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Tada Never Falls in Love) is designing the characters. Masanori Tsuchiya (New Game!, Tada Never Falls in Love, Azur Lane) is the sound director. DMM.futureworks is producing the project.
The four-member rock band yourness perform the theme song "Kago no Naka ni Tori" (A Bird in a Cage) for the anime.
The coming-of-age story follows a university graduate named Rikuo who has not been able to find permanent employment after college, a mysterious woman named Haru who has a pet crow, and Rikuo's former university classmate Shinako.
Toume (Lament of the Lamb) launched the manga in Business Jump in 1997, and the manga switched to Grand Jump with the magazine's inaugural issue in November 2011. Toume ended the manga in June 2015. Shueisha published 11 compiled book volumes for the manga. The manga will have a special one-shot chapter on April 1. Shueisha will publish a volume on April 17 that contains the one-shot, as well as a collection of short stories, titled Yesterday o Utatte afterword.