Anime adaptation based on yuri manga by Hiromi Takashima hits theaters in Japan on June 09, 2018
A bounty of new information has been revealed for the OAV adaptation of Hiromi Takashima's tender yuri romance manga Asagao to Kase-san (known as Kase-san and Morning Glories in English), including a new key visual (above), a new teaser trailer (below), the main cast and staff, and the Japanese theatrical release date.
The main staff for Asagao and Kase-san includes:
- Original Story：Hiromi Takashima
- Director：Takuya Sato
- Character Design：Kyuta Sakai
- Concept board：Yuka Hirama
- Art Director：Kazuyuki Hashimoto
- Color Design：You Iwaida
- Composite Director：Takeshi Kuchiba
- Editor：Masahiro Gotou
- Animation Production：ZEXCS
The main cast includes Minami Takahashi as Yui Yamada and Ayane Sakura as Tomoko Kase.
Asagao to Kase-san was previously adapted into an "animation clip" entitled Kimi no Hikari ("Your Light") with direction by Takuya Sato and animation by ZEXCS as well as the image song "Kimi no Egao (album ver.)" by Hanako Oku.
The Asagao to Kase-san manga was originally serialized in Shinshokan's Hirari manga magazine before moving to the Flash Wings web publication. An English language version of the manga is published by Seven Seas Entertainment under the title Kase-san and..., and they describe the story as follows:
"Yamada may be shy and rather clumsy, but the flower gardens at her school have always brought her happiness. Suddenly, a different sort of beauty catches her eye—the vivacious track star, Kase-san. Although the two girls don’t seem to have much in common, they soon start a romance where each must learn an important lesson in tending their budding relationship. Can the two girls, so different from each other, learn how to make their first love blossom?"
The Asagao to Kase-san OAV will receive a limited theatrical release at venues such as the Shinjuku Wald 9 and Ikebukuro HUMAX Cinemas beginning on June 09, 2018.
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