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Summer Time Rendering Anime Reveals More Cast, 1st Ending Song Artist

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website for the anime of Yasuki Tanaka's Summer Time Rendering suspense manga revealed four new cast members and the anime's first ending theme song artist on Tuesday. The newly announced cast members are:

Akio Ohtsuka as Seido Hishigata, Sō and Tokiko's father, and the director of the Hishigata clinic

Tesshō Genda as Alain Kofune, Ushio and Mio's father who runs the Kofune restaurant

Yōji Ueda as Tetsu Totsumura, a Hitogasahima policeman who mans the local police box

Katsuyuki Konishi as Masahito Karakiri, the chief priest of Hito Shrine

The artist cadode will perform the ending theme song for the anime's first half. The ending song "Kaika" will be his major debut.

Publisher Shueisha describes the story:

Upon hearing of Ushio's death, Shinpei returns to his hometown of Wakayama City on Hitogashima and reunites with his childhood friend's family. The funeral goes smoothly, but under the surface something strange is brewing on the island. What mysteries await him on this secluded summer island?

The anime stars:

  • Natsuki Hanae as Shinpei Ajiro, the main character who has returned to his hometown after two years
  • Anna Nagase as Ushio Kofune, Shinpei's childhood friend who died in a marine accident
  • Saho Shirasu as Mio Kofune, Ushio's younger sister
  • Yōko Hikasa as Hizuru Minakata, who returned to the island after 14 years for a certain reason
  • Jin Urayama as Ginjirō Nezu, who acts like he knows something about the "shadow"
  • Kenshō Ono as Sō Hishigata, Shinpei's close friend who was at the scene of Ushio's marine accident
  • Maki Kawase as Tokiko Hishigata, Sō's little sister who is close to Mio

Ayumu Watanabe (Space Brothers, Children of the Sea) is directing the anime. Hiroshi Seko (Jujutsu Kaisen, Attack on Titan, Mob Psycho 100) is in charge of the script and series composition. Miki Matsumoto (Major 2nd, Angels of Death is designing the characters. Kusanagi (Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU and SOTSU, 22/7) is in charge of art. NieR series composers Keiichi Okabe, Ryūichi Takada, and Keigo Hoashi are handling the music at MONACA.

Rock band Macaroni Enpitsu will perform the first opening theme song "Hoshi ga Oyogu" (The Stars Swim) for the anime's first half.

The anime will premiere on April 14 at 24:00 (effectively, April 15 at midnight) on the Tokyo MX and BS11 channels, and then it will air on the Kansai TV channel. The Walt Disney Company will exclusively stream the new anime globally, including on the Disney+ service in Japan. TVer will also stream it in Japan after broadcast. The show will have 25 episodes and will cover the entire manga.

Tanaka launched the manga on Shonen Jump+ in October 2017, and the manga's 13th and final volume shipped in April 2021. Shueisha launched its MANGA Plus service with the English version of the manga in January 2019. Udon Entertainment licensed the manga for print and will begin publishing it in 2022.

The manga is also inspiring a live-action adaptation.

Sources: Summer Time Rendering anime's website, Comic Natalie

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