Tatsuma Minamikawa (FAIRY TAIL -DRAGON CRY-) serves as director at Sunrise
It is confirmed today that a TV anime adaptation of Hiroaki Samura (Blade of the Immortal)'s radio personality-themed manga Nami yo Kiitekure / Wave, Listen to Me! is now in the works for April 2020 premiere in Japan. The anime's official website and Twitter open with the announcement for its main VAs and staff, along with a key visual and a 90-second PV introducing its protagonist Minare Koda's voice by Riho Sugiyama (Tarua in Conception).
The manga has been serialized in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon since July 2014, and six tankobon volumes have been available.
The protagonist Minare Koda, who works at a soup Curry shop VOYAGER in Sapporo-city, Hokkaido, notices her own voice on the radio. The day before, Minare grumbled to Kanetsugu Matou, a director at a local radio station MRS whom she met by chance, about her lost love. Her story was secretly recorded by Matou, then it was played on the radio. Minare goes to MRS to stop the broadcast and finds Matou. But instead, he coaxes her into doing an ad-lib talk on the radio. After that, Minare is given a special program at midnight and starts working as a radio personality while working at VOYAGER.
1st key visual:
- Director: Tatsuma Minamikawa (FAIRY TAIL -DRAGON CRY-)
- Series composition: Shoji Yonemura (One Piece, Karakuri Circus)
- Character design: Takumi Yokota (Mitsuboshi Colors)
- Anime production: Sunrise (Mobile Suit Gundam, Cowboy Bebop)
Main voice cast:
- Minare Koda: Riho Sugiyama
- Kanetsugu Matou: Shinshu Fuji
- Maizuho Namba: Manaka Ishimi
- Katsumi Kureko: Kazuhiro Yamaji
- Madoka Chishiro: Sayaka Ohara
- Ryusuke Koumoto: Kairo Ishikawa
- Chuya Nakahara: Masaaki Yano
- Makie Tachibana: Mamiko Noto
- Yoshiki Takarada: Bin Shimada
- Mistuoa Suga: Daisuke Namikawa
©Hiroaski Samura, KODANSHA/Moiwayama Radio Composition Bureau