VIDEO: TV Ad for "Ao Haru Ride" TV Anime

Production I.G's shoujo manga adaptation scheduled for July

Following the preview video earlier in the week, there is now a TV ad for the summer anime adaptation of Io Sakisaka's shoujo manga Ao Haru Ride. Scheduled for July, Ai Yoshimura (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Daily Lives of High School Boys storyboard artist and episode director) will helm the anime from Production I.G with Tomoko Konparu (Kimi ni Todoke) on composition.

 


The premise concerns a high school girl, reunited with the one boy she felt comfortable around in middle school, except now he has a new name due to his parents' divorce and a different personality.

 

 

2nd PV

 

 

1st PV

 

 

The main voice cast:

Maaya Uchida as Futaba Yoshioka

Yuuki Kaji as Kou Mabuchi

Ai Kayano as Yuuri Makita

Mikako Komatsu as Shuko Murao

Kenn as Aya Kominato

Daisuke Hirakawa as Youichi Tanaka

 

The main staff:

Original story: Io Sakisaka (Bessatsu Margaret)

Director: Ai Yoshimura

Series composition: Tomoko Konparu

Scenario: Tomoko Konparu, Yuka Yamada, Miharu Hirami

Character design: Reina Igawa

Art director: Yuji Kaneko

Art coordinator: Yukie Inose

Color design: Izumi Hirose

Photography director: Yukiko Matsumoto

Editing: Taeko Hamauzu

Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki

Music: Hiroaki Tsutsumi, Keiko Ohsaki, Shota Hashimoto

Animation Production: Production I.G

Production: "Ao Haru Ride" Production Committee

 

 

A drama CD was offered with the recently released 10th volume of the manga.

 

  

And, there's a live-action movie planned for December with 21-year-old actress/fashion model Tsubasa Honda (FASHION STORY-Model-It All Began When I Met You) and 26-year-old Masahiro Higashide (Crows Explode) as the leads.

 

Takahiro Miki, who previously worked on three live-action adaptation films based on popular manga series—Solanin (2010), Bokura ga Ita/We Were There (2012), and the upcoming Hot Road (2014)—serves as the director with the script by Tomoko Yoshida (Kanojo wa Uso o AishisugiteruHot Road).

 

 

(from left) Yua Shinkawa as Shuko Murao, Ryo Yoshizawa as Aya Kominato, Izumi Fujimoto as Yuuri makita,

Yu Koyanagi as Yoichi Tanaka

 

 

 

via NicoTubeAnime 

 

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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.

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