Doukyuusei Anime Adaptation Announced + Visual, Cast, Staff & Promotional Video Reveal

Doukyuusei Anime Adaptation Announced + Visual, Cast, Staff & Promotional Video Revealed

A brand new video has been released announcing that an anime adaptation Asumiko Nakamura’s Doukyuusei (Classmates) manga is currently in production. Additionally, the video has also revealed the first members of the upcoming anime’s cast and staff. The anime’s website has also launched revealing the first visual.


The first two members of the anime’s main cast were revealed and includes:

  • Kenji Nojima (Nobuchika Ginoza from Psycho-Pass) will star in the anime as Rihito Sajou
  • Hiroshi Kamiya (Levi from Attack on Titan) is voicing Hikaru Kusakabe

The main members of the staff were also listed and has:

  • Director: Shouko Nakamura (Kill la Kill and Mawaru Penguindrum Episode Director)
  • Anime Character Designer: Akemi Hayashi (Fruits Basket, Peacemaker)
  • Art Director: Chieko Nakamura (Mawaru Penguindrum, Baku Tech! Bakugan)
  • Sound Director: Akiko Fujita (Go! Go! 575, Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
  • Music Composer: Kotaro Oshio (Japanese Guitarist)
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Aldnoah.Zero)

Here is the announcement PV of the anime:

Doukyuusei (Classmates) is a Shounen Ai/Boys Love manga written and illustrated by Asumiko Nakamura. The series began in 2006 and ran for one volume with 5 chapters, published by Akaneshinsha’s Edge Comix. A sequel manga series was produced in the following years that spanned two volumes: Sotsugyousei -Haru- (Graduates -Spring-) and Sotsugyousei-Fuyu- (Graduates -Winter-). A spin-off series was also produced in 2009 titled Sora to Hara.

Here is a synopsis of Doukyuusei from MAL:

The story begins during music class before the chorus festival, when male student Kusakabe Hikaru notices that the bespectacled honor student Sajou Rihito is not singing.

Although he thinks that Rihito just doesn’t like singing, he finds him practicing alone in the classroom after school. Without even thinking, Hikaru calls out to him.

Not a lot of information has been revealed about the Doukyuusei anime adaptation; whether it would be a full length series, OVA or a mini-series, and if it will cover the sequel manga. Further information about the series will be revealed at a later date.

You can visit the anime’s website here:
And follow their Twitter: @doukyusei_anime

Source Article and Images – Doukyuusei Anime Website
Source Article – Anime News Network
“Doukyuusei”, “Classmates”, “Sotsugyousei “, “Graduates”, images, video and all associated brands and titles © 2015 Asumiko Nakamura, Akaneshinsha, A-1 Pictures and the Doukyuusei Production Committee