Not to be confused with the anime movie adaptation of Humanity Has Declinedauthor Romeo Tanaka's AURA, Aiura is one of the spring's adaptations of cute girls doing nothing four panel manga. This one is distinguished by a cast of girls who seem to be actively unproductive and a particularly interesting creative staff.
Director, Screenplay: Ryosuke Nakamura (anime movie Nerawareta Gakuen, episode six ofOccult Academy, Aoi Bungaku's Run, Melos! adaptation)
Character design: Mieko HOSO (collaborator on Nerawareta Gakuen and Aoi Bungaku)
Art director: Hidetoshi Kaneko
Color design: Takahiro Mogi
Director of photography: Shinichi Igarashi
Editing: Bun Hida
Sound director: Youji Shimizu
Sound production: Tohokushinsha Film
Music: Shusei Murai
Music production: Pony Canyon
Animation production: LIDENFILMS
All three principal cast members are fresh to anime, with minor roles at most on their résumé.
Kanaka Amaya - Yui Nakajima
Saki Iwasawa - Yuko Iida
Ayuko Uehara - Nao Tamura
------ Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.