The staff of the Love Flops (Renai Flops) original television anime revealed on Wednesday that Miku Itō, who currently plays Aoi Izumizawa in the series, will also voice the character Ai Izawa (pictured below). The staff also announced that Itō will perform a new ending theme song “lost in the white” as her new character Ai starting in the eighth episode. She will also perform the song “With You.”
The anime’s cast includes:
Ryota Ohsaka as Asahi Kashiwagi, a normal, everyday high school student
Miku Itō as Aoi Izumizawa a cheerful and honest yet reticent girl with a knack for household work
Ayana Taketatsu as Amelia Irving, a willful yet innocent and awkward American transfer student
Rie Takahashi as Ilya Ilyukhin, a quiet and introverted Bulgarian transfer student
Hisako Kanemoto as Bai Mongfa, a new teacher from China who goes easy on her students
Marika Kōno as Karin Istel, a cheerful German transfer student who is sometimes too high-minded for her own good
Jun Fukuyama as Yoshio Ijūin, a self-proclaimed friend of Asahi’s who ingratiates himself to everybody
Shiori Izawa as Raburin, an AI robot that supports Asahi Kashiwagi
The anime premiered on the AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11 channels on October 12. The cast appeared at an advance screening of the first two episodes at the EJ Anime Theater Shinjuku in Tokyo on September 25. HIDIVE is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. Sentai Filmworks will release the anime on home video.
The anime centers on Asahi Kashiwagi, a student who one morning runs into a series of unusual accidents on the way to school — all in accordance with a vague television fortune he watched that morning, and all culminating with an unfortunate encounter with a girl. Coincidentally, all the girls he meets are new students or teachers at his school. Asahi’s prior knowledge of the girls earns him the suspicion of Yoshio, a self-proclaimed “friend of Asahi.” After school, he finds a love letter in his shoe locker, telling him to come to the cherry blossom tree behind school, again according to his morning fortune. Asahi heads to the cherry blossom tree to see what awaits him.
Nobuyoshi Nagayama (Life Lessons with Uramichi-Oniisan) is directing the anime at Passione. Midori Yui and Fujiaki Asari are assistant directors. Ryō Yasumoto (Steins;Gate 0) is handling the series composition and script. Kazuyuki Ueda (Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic) is the character designer and chief animation director. Kenichiro Suehiro (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) is composing the music.
Sakie Suzuki (Wasteful Days of High School Girl) is handling color design. Eiko Tsunadō (Tokyo Ghoul:re) is in charge of the art setting. Kusanagi (Berserk) is the art director. Kouji Hayashi (Wonder Egg Priority) is the director of photography. Taro Yamada is handling the 3D. Ayako Tan (Record of Ragnarok) and Nami Niinuma are editors. Hisayoshi Hirasawa (Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki) is directing the sound. Yasushi Inomata (Tawawa on Monday) is handling sound effects.
Konomi Suzuki performs the anime’s opening song “Love? Reason why!!” Voice actresses include Miku Itō, Ayana Taketatsu, Rie Takahashi, Hisako Kanemoto, and Marika Kōno, who play the anime’s heroines, will perform the anime’s ending theme song “Flop Around.”
Source: Press release
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