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Otherside Picnic Sci-fi Yuri Anime Casts Rina Hidaka, Miyu Tomita

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Both join Yumiri Hanamori, Ai Kayano in January 2021 TV anime

The official website for the television anime of Iori Miyazawa's Otherside Picnic (Urasekai Picnic) science fiction yuri novel series revealed two new cast members and a new visual for the anime on Thursday.

The new cast members include:

Rina Hidaka as Kozakura, an otherside researcher who lives outside Shakujii Park. She looks young enough that Sorao mistakes her for a grade schooler. She is a college friend of Satsuki Uruma, who has gone missing. She is willing to buy what Sorao and Toriko bring in from the otherside, and is somewhat of an expert on the otherside in general.

Miyu Tomita as Akari Seto, a freshman in Sorao's university. She practices karate, which earns her the nickname "karateka" from Sorao. She is in a constant positive mood, and is brimming with curiosity. When she has an encounter with the paranormal, she goes to Sorao for help.

Takuya Satō (Kase-san and Morning Glories, Steins;Gate, Fragtime) is directing the anime at Liden Films and Felix Film, and he is also in charge of the series scripts. Ayumi Nishibata (Kuromukuro animation director) is the character designer and chief animation director. Kazutaka Ema is the creature designer. Hiroki Matsumoto is the art director, and You Iwaida is the color designer. Takeshi Kuchiba is the director of photography. Yūya Shiraishi is the 3D director. Masahiro Goto is the editor. Takeshi Watanabe (To Love-Ru, Saki ,Ro-Kyu-Bu!) is composing the music.

Yumiri Hanamori will voice Sorao Kamikoshi (left in visual right), and Ai Kayano will voice Toriko Nishina (right).

The anime will premiere in January 2021.

J-Novel Club is publishing the novel series digitally in English, and it describes the first volume.

Her first encounter with Toriko Nishina was on the Otherside after seeing "that thing" and nearly dying.

Ever since that day, exhausted university student Sorawo Kamikoshi's life changed. In this Otherworld, full of mystery, which exists alongside our own, dangerous beings like the Kunekune and Hasshaku-sama that are spoken of in real ghost stories appear. For research, for profit, and to find an important person, Toriko and Sorawo set foot into the abnormal.

A tale of two girls' bizarre exploration and survival, brought to you by an up-and-coming Sci-fi author!

Hayakawa Publishing published the first book in the series in February 2017 with illustrations by shirakaba. The fourth novel shipped last December.

Eita Mizuno's manga adaptation of the novel series launched in February 2018 in Square Enix's Shonen Gangan magazine. Square Enix published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on March 12. Square Enix Manga & Books licensed the manga, and will release the first volume in English on May 25, 2021.

Sources: Otherside Picnic's website, Comic Natalie


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