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New Trailer, Cast Revealed for Anime Film Adaptation of Takako Shimura’s “Happy-Go-Lucky Days”

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A new trailer was revealed this Tuesday for the anime film adaptation of Takako Shimura’s Happy-Go-Lucky Days (Dounika Naru Hibi). The trailer reveals the main cast members of the film as well as a preview of the film’s theme song “Monomane” (Imitation) by CreepHyp. Check out the trailer here!

A new visual was also revealed for the film, which features the main cast members.

The new cast members revealed are:

·        Saori Hayami as Yuri

·        Nobunaga Shimazaki as Tanabe-kun

·        Mutsumi Tamura as Yoriko-san

·        Kouhei Amasaki as Shin-chan’s father

·        Ryoko Shiraishi as Shin-chan’s mother

The main cast and their cast members were previously revealed last February. They are:

·        Kana Hanazawa as Ecchan and Mikako Komatsu as Aya-san, two women fell for each other after meeting at the wedding of their former sweetheart—who is actually the bride in the wedding they attended

·        Takahiro Sakurai as Sawa-sensei, a teacher who is put on the spot by a confession from his student played by Seiichiro Yamashita (as Yagasaki-kun)

·        Ibuki Kido as Shin-chan, Kaori Ishihara as Mika-chan, and Ai Fairouz as Sayoko in two segments that follow childhood friends and the widening gap between them as they grow older

The anime film is directed by Takuya Sato, who also directed the OVA adaptations of yuri titles Kase-san and Morning Glories as well Fragtime. Koji Aritomi (Naruto Shippuden) serves as technical director. Director Sato, Yasunori Ide (Leviathan: The Last Defense), and Yoriko Tomita (As Miss Beelzebub Likes) co-wrote the script. Character design is done by Haruka Sagawa (Sorcery in the Big City), with Yukihiro Saito as art director. The anime film is produced by LIDEN FILMS Kyoto Studio, with distribution to be handled by Pony Canyon.

The Happy-Go-Lucky Days manga is a collection of a stories that revolve around everyday life and ordinary love, be it sweet or painful. Some examples of stories a student falling in love with a teacher, and two childhood friends who reunite as adults and realize that a lot of things have changed between them. The manga also features yuri stories, such as a woman who attends the wedding of her ex-girlfriend. The stories range from slice-of-life to erotic content (good heavens, there’s incest) to comedy.

The manga was published from 2002 to 2004 and was serialized in Ohta Publishing’s Manga Erotics F.

Takako Shimura also wrote the 2004 yuri high school manga Sweet Blue Flowers (Aoi Hana) and Wandering Son (Horo Musuko), both of which received anime adaptations.

Source: Anime News Network



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