A new trailer for the upcoming anime adaptation of Fumita Yanagida’s Tomo-chan is a Girl was released during the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 event on Saturday. Some additional cast members were also revealed alongside the trailer.
Kohei Amasaki (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, My Hero Academia) will voice Kosuke Misaki, while Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online, Food Wars!) will voice Tatsumi Tanabe.
The previously announced cast members include:
- Rie Takahashi as Tomo Aizawa
- Lexi Nieto as Tomo Aizawa
- Kaito Ishikawa as Junichiro Kubota
- Sally Amaki as Carol Olston
- Rina Hidaka as Misuzu Gundo
Lay-duce will spearhead the series, with Hitoshi Namba (Hajime no Ippo, Golden Kamuy) directing the series. Noriko Hashimoto (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend .flat, Heroines Run the Show: The Unpopular Girl and the Secret Task) will be the assistant director for the series.
Megumi Shimizu (Soul Eater, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X) will handle the series composition, while Shiori Hiraiwa (O Maidens in Your Savage Season, Wonder Egg Priority) in charge of character designs. Masaru Yokoyama (Fruits Basket: The Final Season, Classroom of the Elite II) will compose the music for the anime. The anime is set to premiere in January and will be streamed on Crunchyroll.
Seven Seas Entertainment announced that they had licensed the series in English in February 2018. The first English volume of the series was released in September of that year. Seven Seas describes the story as:
“Boyish high school girl Tomo Aizawa finally manages to tell her childhood friend Jun that she’s got a crush on him. Unfortunately, her confession goes right over his head—he didn’t even realize she was a girl until middle school, and even now, Jun still thinks of her as a bro! How can Tomo-chan possibly convince him otherwise and win Jun’s heart?”
Yanagida’s Tomo-chan is a Girl manga was serialized on Saizensen’s Twi4 account and official website from April 2015-July 2019. Kodansha published the series physically as eight tankōbon volumes. In 2016, the series won the Next Manga Award in the Web category. The manga’s anime adaptation was announced during Anime Expo 2022 in July.
Source: Anime News Network