The ASMR-themed short anime will premiere in October 2021
The official website for the forthcoming TV anime 180-Byou de Kimi no Mimi o Shiawase ni Dekiruka? (Can I Make Your Ears Happy in 180 Seconds?) announced its seven main voice members on August 23. The ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response)-themed five-minute original short anime is set to premiere in Japan in October 2021.
The protagonist is "you." When your childhood friend girl Gekkou-chan hears that you are into ASMR, she buys a "dummy head microphone" and starts researching ASMR. Then there are Akimizu-chan, who wants to be friends with Gekkou, Gekkou's older sister and mom, and your twin younger sisters. The seven characters around you are drawn to the appeal of ASMR. Three minutes = 180 seconds in which you can experience realistic sounds, including ear scratching, breathing, voices, touching squeezes, ice, water, typing, and other household sounds.
Main voice cast:
Akari Sawake / Gekkou-chan: Shiori Mikami (Akari Akaza in Yuruyuri):
- A high school girl who is a childhood friend of "you".
"Gekko-chan's addiction to ASMR is sympathetic, so even ASMR beginners can easily get into this anime. Other characters with rich personalities will deliver lots of pleasant sounds, so I hope everyone is looking forward to it♪ This is the first time in the industry that ASMR and animation have been combined, so I myself am very excited to see how it will be broadcast!"
Shusui Kagami: Suzuko Mimori (Umi Sonoda in Love Live!)
- Gekkou-chan's classmate, nicknamed "Akimizu-chan"
"The character I play, Shusui, is a shy girl with dark personality, who doesn't have any friends, but she makes an effort to get to know Gekkou-chan through ASMR. I myself am a beginner at ASMR, so I hope to learn a lot along with Shusui."
Hikari Sawake: Azumi Waki (Nagisa Minase in Girlfriend, Girlfriend)
- Gekkou-chan's older sister, nicknamed "Youkou-san"
"Youkou-chan is a free and easy-going older sister, so you can relax and be healed by her pace, and sometimes she will play a little prank on your ears, giving you both excitement and comfort at the same time. I'll do my best to play Youkou onee-chan so that I can make everyone's ears happy!"
Udoku Sawake: Kanae Ito (Nanami Nanase in Gundam Build Divers)
- Gekkou-chan and Youkou-san's mother
"When I read the script for the first time, my impression of Udoku-san was that she was a mother, but she had a very charming personality, and she was even smaller than me!... just a little bit. I wonder if my height is one of the factors that led to my being cast as Udoku-san? (laugh) I will play her with all my mischievousness and sweetness, so that everyone who listens to her voices will think, 'I'd love to have a mother like that around!'"
Nanako: Yu Serizawa (Shera L. Greenwood in How Not to Summon a Demon Lord)
- Your sister
"Nanako-chan is full of love for her onii-chan! She is the kind of girl who would do anything for her onii-chan, even things that make her heart beat. I think both unreality and realism are important in ASMR, so I'll do my best to make you feel as if Nanako-chan has suddenly appeared in your daily life."
Kanako: Aoi Koga (Kaguya Shinomiya in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War)
- Your sister
"I'm Aoi Koga, and I'll be playing the role of Kanako. Kanako-chan is the twin sister of Nanako, played by Yu Serizawa-san, so I'll try to play the role in a fun way so that you can enjoy their 'twin-ness' as well as their differences as characters. They also have their own unique way of speaking, so please listen carefully...!"
Jiro: Show Hayami (Ferdinand in Ascendance of a Bookworm)
- Akimizu-chan's father
"I wonder if Jiro Kagami is a wild and a little decadent character? I think he's different from the characters I've played in the past. I'm a little worried about how much I will be able to deliver the dialogue three-dimensionally by using a dummy head microphone (ASMR). And on the other hand, I'm not sure how everyone will perceive it, but I'm very motivated to give a good performance at the real recordings, so please look forward to it."
© KimiKimi Production Committee