Those Snow White Notes Anime Reveals More Cast, Song Artists, April 2 Premiere
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda & Alex Mateo
The March issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine and the official website for the television anime of Marimo Ragawa's Those Snow White Notes (Mashiro no Oto) manga revealed new cast members, the theme song artists, a new visual, a 30-second commercial, and the April 2 premiere date on Friday. The commercial previews one of the anime's two opening theme songs "Blizzard" by Burnout Syndromes.
The new cast members include:
Tasuku Hatanaka as Sōichi Tanuma, whose father Ryū Kamiki is Seiryū's master
Shiori Mikami as Mai Tanuma, Sōichi's younger sister
Rikako Aida as Yuna Tachiki, a woman who works at a cabaret club and aims to be a gravure idol
Burnout Syndromes will perform the anime's two opening theme songs "Blizzard" and "Ginsekai" (Silver World). Miriya Katou and The Yoshida Brothers will perform the ending theme song "Kono Yume ga Sameru Made" (Until I Wake From Dreaming).
Previously announced cast members include:
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Wakan Sawamura, Setsu's older brother
Yume Miyamoto as Shuri Maeda, Setsu's schoolmate who is awkward around guys
Reina Kondo as Yui Yamazato, Shuri's friend, and an anime and game fan
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kaito Yaguchi, Shuri and Yui's childhood friend who is ahead of them by a year
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Rai Nagamori, an experienced player of hosozao shamisen
Takako Honda as Umeko Sawamura, Setsu and Wakana's mother, and a globe-hopping entrepreneur
Hiroaki Akagi (Teasing Master Takagi-san, Hina Logic - from Luck & Logic) is directing the anime at Shinei Animation. Yoichi Kato (Aikatsu!, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes, Duel Masters) is supervising the series scripts, and Jiro Mashima is designing the characters. The world-renowned Yoshida Brothers (Nintendo Wii advertising campaign, Gibiate opening theme song) are supervising the tsugaru-jamisen music in the anime.
When Setsu's grandfather died, so did Setsu's "sound"—his unique creative spark. Grieving, he goes to Tokyo to find himself...but manages to become totally, literally lost on his first day. Only a chance meeting with Yuna—aka Yuka, the hostess—saves him from being robbed. At first glance their lives seem totally different, but they're both striving for their dreams—hers, of being an actress, and his, of developing his talent with the shamisen—and it could just be that life in the raucous, unfeeling urban sprawl of Tokyo could just be what binds their fates together...
Ragawa launched the manga in Monthly Shonen Magazine in December 2009, and Kodansha published the manga's 26th compiled volume in November 2020. The manga was nominated for the 23rd Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2019.
The manga celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, and Kodansha released an animated promotional video for the manga in May 2020.
Ragawa serialized the 18-volume Baby & Me manga from 1991-1997. Viz Media published the manga in its Shojo Beat magazine, and also published the manga in book form. The manga inspired a television anime series in 1996 to 1997 and a live-action Korean film in 2008.