On Sunday, Aniplex’s official YouTube account began broadcasting the complete promotional trailer for Fumita Yanagida’s Tomo-chan Is a Girl! (Tomo-chan wa Onna no Ko!) television anime.
The video announced the anime’s January 4 premiere date as well as the closing song, “yurukuru*love.”
The closing song is performed by cast members Rie Takahashi, Rina Hidaka, and Sally Amaki as their respective roles.
The anime’s official website has announced additional team members as well as a new key image for the same.
CAST AND STAFF MEMBERS:
Chief Animation Directors: Miyako Kamiya, Motohiro Taniguchi
Art Director: Ken’ichi Tatefuji
Art Design: Ken’ichi Tatefuji, Kouji Okamoto (Vectart)
Color Key Artist: Tomoko Yamazaki
Compositing Director of Photography: Yomogiko Murano
Editing: Gō Sadamatsu
Sound Director: Masanori Tsuchiya
Sound Production: INSPION Edge
The cast includes:
- Rie Takahashi as Tomo Aizawa (in Japanese)
- Lexi Nieto as Tomo Aizawa (in English)
- Kaito Ishikawa as Junichiro Kubota (in Japanese)
- Sally Amaki as Carol Olston (in Japanese and English)
- Rina Hidaka as Misuzu Gundo (in Japanese)
- Kōhei Amasaki as Kosuke Misaki
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Tatsumi Tanabe
Hitoshi Namba is directing the anime at Lay-duce with assistant director Noriko Hashimoto.
Megumi Shimizu (Banished From The Heroes’ Party, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!) is serving as the head writer, and Shiori Hiraiwa is designing the characters.
WHERE TO WATCH ‘Tomo-chan Is a Girl!’?
According to the anime’s website, there are six Blu-ray Disc/DVD volumes with a total of 13 episodes.
Crunchyroll will broadcast the anime as it airs, beginning in January. On November 19, the global premiere of the first two episodes was shown at Anime NYC.
ABOUT ‘Tomo-chan Is a Girl!’:
“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?”
At the beginning in April 2015, Yanagida published the manga as a four-panel manga on Seikaisha’s “Twi4” (Twitter 4-koma) Twitter account, and it continued on the company’s Saizensen website.
In 2015, the manga was awarded the second Tsugi ni Kuru Web Manga Awards by Da Vinci and streaming service Niconico.
The manga concluded with the eighth volume, which was released in September 2019.
|No.||Original release date||English release date|
|1||October 9, 2015||September 11, 2018|
|2||February 4, 2016||December 4, 2018|
|3||July 9, 2016||March 12, 2019|
|4||January 26, 2017||July 9, 2019|
|5||August 10, 2017||October 22, 2019|
|6||February 10, 2018||January 7, 2020|
|7||September 12, 2018||June 16, 2020|
|8||September 12, 2019||September 22, 2020|