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Senpai Is an Otokonoko Anime's Full Promo Video Unveils More Cast, Previews Theme Songs

posted on by Joanna Cayanan
Mai Nakahara, Kaori Maeda cast in July 4 anime

The official X (formerly Twitter) account for the television anime of Pom's Senpai wa Otokonoko (Senpai is an Otokonoko, This is Him or literally, Senpai Is a Boy) web manga unveiled the anime's additional cast, the ending theme song's feature artist, and full promotional video on Sunday. The video previews the opening theme song "Wagamama" (Selfishness) and ending theme song "Are ga Koi Datta no kana feat. Nishina" (I Wonder If That Was Love feat. Nishina) by artist Kujira.

Image via Senpai wa Otokonoko anime's X/Twitter account

The newly announced cast members are Mai Nakahara as the male lead Makoto's mother Mika Hanaoka (left in image above), and Kaori Maeda as Ryūji's younger sister Konatsu Taiga (right in image above), .

The anime will premiere on July 4 at 24:55 JST (effectively, July 5 at 12:55 a.m. JST) in the Noitamina programming block on Fuji TV and other channels. Crunchyroll will stream the anime.

The anime's advance screening of the first three episodes was held on Sunday in Tokyo.

The main cast members are:

Shinsuke Yanagi (Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki, The Ryuo's Work Is Never Done!) is directing the anime at project No.9, and Shōto Shinkai is designing the characters and also illustrated the key visual at right. Yoriko Tomita (My Dress-Up Darling, Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won't Lose, As Miss Beelzebub likes it.) is in charge of the series scripts. Yukari Hashimoto (March comes in like a lion, Mr. Osomatsu, Sarazanmai) is composing the music.

Line Webtoon publishes the manga in English digitally. It describes the manga:

Can true love really overcome any obstacles? Saki, a high school student, confesses her feelings to Makoto. Taken aback, Makoto reveals his secret, but the sudden discovery doesn't seem to bother Saki who is already head over heels for him. After being rejected, Saki asks Ryuji, Makoto's childhood friend, for some advice on how to win his heart. A love triangle unfolds when Ryuji realizes that he might also have some feelings for his old friend.

Pom launched the manga on the LINE Manga app in 2019. Ichijinsha will publish the manga's ninth compiled book volume on July 25. The manga topped AnimeJapan's "Manga We Want to See Animated" poll in 2022.

Sources: Senpai is an Otokonoko anime's X/Twitter account, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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