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Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui Anime's Video Reveals Cast, April 2021 Premiere

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Yurie Kozakai, Toshiyuki Toyonaga star in age-gap romantic comedy

The official website for the television anime of Mogusu's Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui (It's Disgusting to Call This Love) "age-gap romantic comedy" manga series began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals the anime's cast and April 2021 premiere date. The site also unveiled a new visual.


The anime will premiere in April 2021 on Tokyo MX, Hokkaido Bunka Hōsō, Miyazaki Broadcasting, and BS Fuji, and will also stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in Japan.

The cast includes:

Yurie Kozakai as Ichika Arima

Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Ryo Amakusa

Rena Hasegawa as Rio Amakusa

Junya Enoki as Kai Tamaru

Kana Hanazawa as Arie Matsushima

Ryohei Kimura as Masuda

Naomi Nakayama (Orange) is directing the anime at Nomad, with Taku Yamada (Rent-A-Girlfriend episode director) as assistant director. Yuuko Kakihara (Orange, Chihayafuru 2, Digimon Adventure tri.) is in charge of the series scripts. Mariko Fujita (Galaxy Angel, Rosario + Vampire, Urahara) is designing the characters, and is also serving as the chief animation director. Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Orange, Children of the Whales) is composing the music.

Other staff members include:

  • Art Director: Masakazu Miyake
  • Color Key: Naoko Kodama
  • Director of Photography: Shinya Matsui
  • Offline Editing: Chinami Watanabe
  • Audio Director: Kisuke Koizumi
  • Audio Production: Sonilude/BloomZ
  • Animation Producer: Toru Ikawa
  • Producer: Shunsuke Saito
  • Executive Producer: Kouichirou Natsume

The story follows the relationship between Ryō Amakusa, a sex-crazed but highly eligible bachelor with a wandering eye for women, and Ichika Arima, an ordinary otaku high school girl who is close friends with Ryō's little sister Rio. Ryō and Ichika meet by chance one day, but Ryō's direct approach — asking Ichika for a kiss and a date on the same day they meet — is a complete turn-off for Ichika. Despite Ichika's disgusted reaction (or arguably because of it), Ryō is convinced that she is the one.

The series has been running on pixiv Comic's web manga site comic Pool since 2016, and Ichijinsha published the manga's seventh compiled book volume on January 24. The series has topped 1 million copies in circulation (including the digital edition).

Source: Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui anime's website, Comic Natalie


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