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Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian Anime's Video Previews Opening Song

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Sumire Uesaka performs opening song, also performs covers of famous songs for each episode's ending

Kadokawa unveiled a new promotional video for the anime of writer Sunsunsun and artist Momoco's Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian (Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Alya-san) light novel series on Friday. The video reveals and previews the anime's opening theme song "Ichiban Kagayaku Hoshi" ("The Brightest Star") by Alya (as voiced by Sumire Uesaka), and also reveals that Uesaka (as Alya) will also perform a cover of a different famous song for the ending theme of each episode.

Image via Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian anime's website
The staff has delayed the anime from April 2024 to July 2024 "in order to make this work even more enjoyable for everyone." The anime will also have a special event with an advance screening of its first episode on June 16, one month prior to its premiere . The event will take place at New Pier Hall in Tokyo.

Yen Press is releasing the novels in English, and it describes the story:

Alisa Mikhailovna Kujou is Seiren Private Academy's “solitary princess.” She's a half-Russian beauty with silver hair, at the top of her class, student council accountant, and…completely unapproachable. For some reason, she's also taken on the responsibility of reprimanding the slacker who sits next to her in class. Masachika Kuze is constantly frustrating her by falling asleep, forgetting his textbooks, and just being an overall unexemplary student. Or at least, that's how it looks from the outside. She may put on a tough act, but she doesn't mind Masachika as much as others would think. She even lets him call her by her nickname, Alya. Anyone hearing the comments she mutters in Russian under her breath might know how she really feels, but since none of her classmates understand the language, she's free to say whatever she likes! Except…there is one person who knows what she's saying. Masachika eavesdrops on her embarrassing revelations, pretending to be clueless, all the while wondering what her flirtatious comments actually mean!

The anime will star:

Ryota Itoh (My Senpai Is Annoying, Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie) is directing the anime at Doga Kobo and is also in charge of the series scripts. Yūhei Murota (Love Live! School idol project) is designing the characters and also serving as the chief animation director. Ryo Kobayashi is the series producer. Hiroaki Tsutsumi is composing the music, and Takeshi Takadera is the sound director. Risa Wakabayashi is the art director.

Kadokawa publishes the novels under its Sneaker Bunko imprint. Saho Tenamachi (Shōsetsu no Kami-sama; Itsuka, Nemuri ni Tsuku Hi) launched a manga adaptation in October 2022 on Kodansha's Magazine Pocket app.

Source: Press release

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