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Insomniacs After School Anime Unveils 3rd Video, More Staff, Opening Song Artist aiko, April 10 Debut

posted on by Joanna Cayanan, Crystalyn Hodgkins
My Hero Academia's Yuki Hayashi scores music; AIKO performs opening song "Itsu Aetara"

The official website for the television anime of Makoto Ojiro's Insomniacs After School (Kimi wa Hōkago Insomnia) manga revealed the anime's third key visual and third promotional video on Sunday. The website and the video announce more staff and the anime's April 10 premiere, and they also announce that aiko is performing the opening theme song "Itsu Aetara" (When Can We Meet) for the anime.


The newly announced staff members are:

  • Art Director: Tatsurō Ōnishi
  • Art Setting: Akihiro Hirasawa
  • Background Art: Kusanagi
  • Color Key Artist: Emiko Onodera
  • 2D Works: Rinko Nakamura
  • 3D Works: Yoshimasa Yamazaki
  • Compositing Director of Photography: Megumi Himeno
  • Photography: Graphinica
  • Editing: Mai Hasegawa (editz)
  • Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
  • Music: Yuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!, Gundam Build Fighters)

The anime will premiere on April 10 at 24:00 (effectively, April 11 at midnight or April 10 at 11:00 a.m. EDT) on the Tokyo TV channel, and it will also run on Hokkaido TV and BS TV Tokyo.

The anime stars:

  • Gen Sato as Ganta
  • Konomi Tamura as Isaki
  • Haruka Tomatsu as Yui Shiromaru
  • Seiichirō Yamashita as Tao Ukegawa
  • Lynn as Motoko Kanikawa
  • Natsumi Fujiwara as Kanami Anamizu
  • Sumire Morohoshi as Mina Nono
  • Mamiko Noto as Usako Kurashiki
  • Shō Karino as Rui Haida

Yuki Ikeda is directing the anime at Liden Films, and Rintarou Ikeda (Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It, The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of The Gods) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Yuki Fukuda (Plunderer) is designing the characters. Yuki Hayashi (Haikyu!!, My Hero Academia, Gundam Build Fighters) is composing the music. Homecomings is performing the show's ending theme song "Lapse."

Viz Media licensed the manga in English and released the manga's first compiled book volume on March 21. The company describes the story:

Two sleepless teenagers find kinship as they escape to their school's astronomy observatory.

Unable to sleep at night, Ganta Nakami is cranky in class and unpopular with his classmates. He discovers that the school observatory, once used by the now-defunct astronomy club, may be the perfect place for a nap—but he's not alone. Fellow insomniac Isaki Magari is willing to share the observatory with Nakami, and a friendship between the two begins as they bond over the most unlikely of things.

Dark rumors about what befell the members of the astronomy club keep people away from the school observatory, and that's what makes it the perfect sanctuary for Nakami and Magari to get some much-needed rest. Unfortunately, the school faculty can't allow its unsanctioned use. But if there were a new astronomy club, maybe these two insomniacs could have a place to call home!

Ojiro launched the ongoing manga in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine in May 2019.

The manga is also inspiring a live-action film that will premiere in June.

Sources: Insomniacs After School live-action film and anime's website, Comic Natalie

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