How to Become Ordinary Casts Makoto Furukawa

“How to Become Ordinary’s official Twitter handle announced on Monday that Makoto Furukawa will be joining the cast as Kengo Dōjima, the athletic and polite childhood friend of the protagonist, Jōgorō Kobato.

Dōjima attends the same high school as Kobato and is part of the newspaper club. He struggles with Kobato’s simple dreams, yet still depends on him.

How to Become Ordinary features Shūichirō Umeda as Jōgorō Kobato and Hina Yomiya as Yuki Osanai.

Mamoru Kanbe, known for directing Elfen Lied, The Promised Neverland, and You and Me., is helming the anime at studio Lapin Track.

how to become ordinary How to Become Ordinary Casts Makoto Furukawa

Toshiya Ono, known for his work on The Promised Neverland, Shadows House, and 86, is in charge of the series scripts, while Atsushi Saitō, who has worked on Black Fox and Love Live! Superstar!!) is in charge of character design, while Takahiro Obata (Cinderella Nine, The Promised Neverland) is handling the music composition.

How to Become Ordinary will be adapting the novels “The Case of the Springtime Limited-Edition Strawberry Tart” and “The Case of the Summertime Limited-Edition Tropical Parfait” from Yonezawa’s series.

Tokyo Sogensha released Shunki Gentei Ichigo Tart Jiken in December 2004 and Kaki Gentei Tropical Parfait Jiken in April 2006.

How to Become Ordinary also features the two Shuki Gentei Kuri Kinton Jiken (The Case of the Autumn-time Limited-Edition Candied Chestnuts and Sweet Potatoes) books and the Paris Macaron no Nazo (The Mystery of the Paris Macaron) book, along with other non-compiled stories.

The upcoming novel, Tōki Gentei Bonbon Chocolat Jiken (The Case of the Wintertime Limited Edition Chocolate Bonbons), is set to be released in late April.

How to Become Ordinary: Story

The tale revolves around Jōgorō Kobato, who longs for a peaceful and uneventful life following a difficult ordeal.

He and Yuki Osanai develop a mutually beneficial relationship as Yuki shares the same goals.

They begin high school as classmates hoping for a quiet life as regular individuals, but end up getting entangled in a series of mysteries and disasters.

The novel series has been adapted into multiple manga versions, such as Anko Manjūya’s Shunki Gentei Ichigo Tart Jiken, which was serialized from 2008 to 2009 and consists of two volumes.

Omiomi illustrated a two-volume adaptation of Kaki Gentei Tropical Parfait Jiken in 2010-2011.

Yonezawa is most famous for his Kotenbu (Classic Literature Club) novel series, which started with Hyōka, the initial novel, in 2001.

In 2012, Kyoto Animation and the late director Yasuhiro Takemoto brought some of the stories in the series to life through a 22-episode television anime series called Hyōka.

The novels also served as the inspiration for a manga featured in Kadokawa’s Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine.

Yen Press has also released Yonezawa’s Black Dungeon Castle (Kokurōjō) novel in English.

Source: Comic Natalie

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