OP song by Shouta Aoi will be released on July 27
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Akira Hiyoshimaru's love comedy manga series Hatsukoi Monster (First Love Monster) today updated with a new key visual featuring its seven main characters, and announced its main staff including the director Takayuki Inagaki (World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman, Sky Wizards Academy). The TV anime is animated by Studio Deen (Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto) and is set to premiere in July.
The manga has been serialized in Kodansha'a ARIA magazine since March 2013 and its latest 6th tankobon volume is just released today in Japan. It tells a love story between a first-year high school girl Kaho Nikaidou and a fifth-year elementary school boy Kanade Takahashi who is 173cm-tall. All of the voice cast of the previous drama CDs that came with the fifth and sixth volume special editions reprise their roles in the TV anime as well.
Director: Takayuki Inagaki (World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman, Sky Wizards Academy)
Character Design: Mariko Oka (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan)
Series Composition: Hiroko Kanasugi (Noucome)
Sound Production: Dax Production
Music: Go Sakabe (Date A Live, Digimon Adventure tri.)
Anime Production: Studio Deen (Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto)
Main Voice Cast:
Kaho Nikaidou: Yui Horie
Kanade Takahashi: Takahiro Sakurai
Tomu Kaneko: Morikubo Showtaro
Ginjiro Sannomiya: Tomokazu Sugita
Kazuo Noguchi: Ayumu Murase
Kouta Shinohara: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Atsushi Taga: Kaito Ishikawa
Jouji Takahashi: Kenichi Suzumura
Arashi Nagasawa: Kenjiro Tsuda
Daikoku Nikaidou: Hikaru Midorikawa
The yet-titled OP song is performed by Shouta Aoi and its CD single will be released as his 6th single on July 27.
Manga 6th volume special and regular edition
© Akira Hiyoshimaru, Kodansha/Take Elementary School PTA