We are getting closer and closer to the premiere date of the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Hitoma Iruma’s yuri light novel series Adachi and Shimamura, and to further hype the series’ release, TBS Animation just revealed two character promo videos for the leads! The character promo videos introduce both Shimamura and Adachi. Check out Shimamura’s here, which was released last Saturday. Adachi’s character video, which you can watch here, was released last Friday.
The anime adaptation will be directed by Satoshi Kuwabara (Black Jack, Astro Boy: Shinsen-gumi), with scripts written by Keiichiro Ochi (The Quintessential Quintuplets). Character design will be done by Shizue Kaneko (How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord). The anime will be produced by Tezuka Productions and is set for an October 8 release.
Akari Kito, who has voiced Blend S’ Kaho Hinata as well as Nezuko Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will be playing Adachi Sakura. Shimamura Hougetsu will be played by Miku Ito, who also starred in another yuri anime, Fragtime, as Misuzu Moritani. She also voiced Miku Nakano in Quintessential Quintuplets.
The other cast are:
· Manami Numakura as Hino
· Reina Ueda as Nagafuji
· Iori Saeki as Yashiro Chikama
Adachi to Shimamura was launched in Dengeki Bunko magazine in 2013, written by Hitoma Iruma and illustrations done by Non. The light novel series has released eight volumes so far. In 2016, the light novel series was adapted into a three-volume manga series by Mani which was released on Square Enix’s Gangan Online website until 2017. Last year, a second manga adaptation of the series was released, with illustrations done by Moke Yuzuhara.
Besides Adachi to Shimamura, Iruma has also written other yuri works such as Yagate Kimi ni Naru – Saeki Sayaka ni Tsuite (Bloom Into You – On Sayaka Saeki), a light novel spinoff of Nio Nakatani’s yuri manga Yagate Kimi ni Naru.
The story follows high schoolers Sakura Adachi and Hougetsu Shimamura, whose friendship started when they first met each other on the second floor of their school gymnasium. The novel shows the two girls’ spending their days together doing activities such as talking to each other about their favorite TV shows and playing table tennis together. However, their ordinary days together undergo a subtle change when Adachi starts having romantic feelings for Shimamura.
Source: Anime News Network