At the recent Yuriten 2017 event in Tokyo, it was announced that Hiromi Takashima’s yuri manga Kase-san Series will be receiving an anime adaptation. More specifically, the anime will be adapting the first story of the manga, Asagao to Kase-san (Kase-san and Morning Glories). In addition, the official website launched with the first key visual, character images and promotional video.
The anime will be a 5 minute episode that will be posted online to Youtube, as an ONA (Online Net Animation).
The anime’s website has released a series of images featuring main characters Tomoka Kase and Yui Yamada:
The first promotional video for the anime was revealed, which also previews the song Kimi no Egao by Hanako Oku:
The production staff of the adaptation are as follows:
- Director and Storyboard Artist: Takuya Satou (Selector Infected Wixoss, Steins;Gate)
- Anime Character Designer and Animation Director: Kyuta Sakai (Selector Infected Wixoss, Steins;Gate)
- Art Director: Yuka Hirama (Gurren Lagann, Suki-tte Ii na yo.)
- Color Designer: You Iwaida (Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!, Outbreak Company)
- Animation Studio: ZEXCS (Sukitte Ii na yo., D.C.: Da Capo)
Kase-san Series is a romantic yuri manga written and illustrated by Hiromi Takashima. The series began in 2010 being published by Shinshokan’s Hirari Magazine, before moving to the Flash Wings web platform in 2014. To date a total of 4 compiled volumes have been released.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
Yamada may be shy and rather clumsy, but the flower gardens at her school have always brought her happiness. Suddenly, a different sort of beauty catches her eye—the vivacious track star, Kase-san. Although the two girls don’t seem to have much in common, they soon start a romance where each must learn an important lesson in tending their budding relationship. Can the two girls, so different from each other, learn how to make their first love blossom?
An anime adaptation of the yuri manga Kase-san is in production as Asagao to Kase-san. The anime will be a 5 minute ONA that will be released on Youtube. Further information will be revealed at a later date.
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