Aoi Hane Mitsuketa! Anime Casts Ryūnosuke Watanuki, Ryohei Kimura
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Itsumo Togashi's Aoi Hane Mitsuketa! Sagashitemiyō Mijika na Tori-tachi (We Found a Blue Feather! Let's Seek Out Nearby Birds) picture book revealed two new cast members for the anime on Monday. Ryūnosuke Watanuki will play Fukurō (Owl, first image below), while Ryohei Kimura will play Ooruri (Blue-and-White Flycatcher, second image).
Both will appear in the anime's third episode.
The anime's first episode debuted on d Anime Store on April 26, and the second episode premiered on Monday. The anime stars Nanako Mori as Hayato, Rina Endō as Hina, and Tomokazu Sugita as Karasu (Crow).
Hideo Uda founded Noovo in January 2020 as part of game developer Epic Games' Epic MegaGrants funding program to develop projects using the company's Unreal Engine. Uda is also directing the anime and serving as a producer. Takahiro Kawakoshi (episode director for Fruits Basket 2nd Season, Your Lie in April) is the anime's chief director. Jun Misaki is writing the scripts, and Yuiko Ōhara (theme song composition for Little Witch Academia) and Tatsuki Tagaya are composing the music.
The anime's story centers on Haru and Hina, two siblings who live in the city and get along well. One day they find a beautiful blue feather on the road, and they set out to find its owner. A mysterious crow appears before them, and acts as a guide. The three then go on a journey to find the owner, meeting various birds along the way.
The original picture book shipped on November 19.