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SHOSHIMIN: How to become Ordinary Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, Main Visual, July 6 Debut, Theme Song Info

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Eve, ammo perform theme songs

The staff for How to Become Ordinary, the television anime of Honobu Yonezawa's Shōshimin mystery novel series, revealed the show's second promotional video, main visual, and theme song information on Friday. The staff also revealed that the show will debut on July 6 in the NUMAnimation programming block on the TV Asahi channel and 23 of its affiliates, as well as on BS Asahi. Update: The anime's English title is SHOSHIMIN: How to become Ordinary.

Eve performs the opening theme song "Sweet Memory," heard in the above video. ammo performs the ending theme song "Itokenai."

The below visual features the text "Shōshimin Series: Shunki Gentei Ichigo Tart Jiken" (The Case of the Springtime Limited-Edition Strawberry Tart), the title of one of the two novels the anime will adapt.

Image via Shōshimin Series anime's Twitter account

Image via Shōshimin Series anime's Twitter account
The anime stars Shūichirō Umeda as Jōgorō Kobato and Hina Yomiya as Yuki Osanai. Makoto Furukawa also joins the cast as Kengo Dōjima, the athletic and courteous childhood friend of Jōgorō Kobato.

Mamoru Kanbe (Elfen Lied, The Promised Neverland, You and Me.) is directing the anime at studio Lapin Track. Toshiya Ono (The Promised Neverland, Shadows House, 86) is overseeing the series scripts, Atsushi Saitō (Black Fox, Love Live! Superstar!!) is designing the characters, and Takahiro Obata (Cinderella Nine, The Promised Neverland) is composing the music.

The story centers on Jōgorō Kobato, who wishes to live a quiet and ordinary life after a painful experience. He and Yuki Osanai form a "mutually beneficial relationship" as Yuki also wants the same thing. They start high school as classmates with a plan to spend their peaceful days as ordinary people, but unfortunately they keep getting wrapped up in mysteries and disasters as they happen one after another.

The anime adapts the Shunki Gentei Ichigo Tart Jiken (The Case of the Springtime Limited-Edition Strawberry Tart) and Kaki Gentei Tropical Parfait Jiken (The Case of the Summertime Limited-Edition Tropical Parfait) novels in Yonezawa's (Kotenbu series, Black Dungeon Castle) series. Tokyo Sogensha published Shunki Gentei Ichigo Tart Jiken in December 2004 and published Kaki Gentei Tropical Parfait Jiken in April 2006. The novel series also includes the two Shuki Gentei Kuri Kinton Jiken (The Case of the Autumn-time Limited-Edition Candied Chestnuts and Sweet Potatoes) books and the Paris Macaron no Nazo (The Mystery of the Paris Macaron) book, as well as other non-compiled stories. The latest novel, Tōki Gentei Bonbon Chocolat Jiken (The Case of the Wintertime Limited-Edition Chocolate Bonbons), released on April 30.

The novel series has had several manga adaptations, including Anko Manjūya's Shunki Gentei Ichigo Tart Jiken, which ran in 2008-2009 and has two volumes. Omiomi drew a two-volume adaptation of Kaki Gentei Tropical Parfait Jiken in 2010-2011.

Sources: How to Become Ordinary anime's website, Comic Natalie

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