The official website of the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Norimitsu Kaihou and Sadoru Chiba’s moe zombie manga Gakkou Gurashi! (School-Live!) has finally launched revealing that the series will be airing this July. The website has also revealed the first main visual of the series as well as the first members of the anime’s cast and production staff.
The first members of the anime’s main cast were revealed. It includes:
- Inori Minase (Chino Kafuu in Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?) will be voicing Yuki Takeya
- Ari Ozawa (Chiyo Sakura in Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun) is voicing Kurumu Ebisuzawa
- Mao Ichimichi (Kazumi Schlierenzauer from Gokukoku no Brynhildr) as Yuuri Wakasa
- Rie Takahashi (Akane Uchida in Shirobako) voices Miki Naoki
The first staff members of the production crew were also unveiled and consists of:
- Director: Masaomi Ando (White Album 2, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse)
- Series Composer: Norimitsu Kaihou (Manga’s Creator)
- Anime Character Designer: Haruko Iizuka (Little Busters!, Tamayura)
- Animation Studio: Studio Lerche (Fate/Prototype, Assassination Classroom)
The official Twitter of the anime has revealed that the upcoming April issue of Manga Time Kirara Forward will be featuring the Gakkou Gurashi! anime:
— TVアニメ「がっこうぐらし！」 (@gakkou_gurashi) February 24, 2015
Gakkou Gurashi! (School-Live!) is a moe, post-apocalyptic zombie manga series written by Norimitsu Kaihou and illustrated by Sadoru Chiba that started in 2012. Kaihou is a writer from the visual novel developer Nitro+. The series is currently being serialized in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine. To date, there have been 3 compiled volumes.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Takeya Yuki is in love with the school. For her, it’s a wonderful place, where she enjoys her school activities, especially the activities of her club, the School Life Club. The club has Rii-chan as the president, Kurumi-chan as another member, and the teacher, Megu-nee, always there for them. Yes, she is in love with her school… in her mind. Because, for her, the reality of the school and their club’s activities is way too hard to be perceived…
Additionally, do not be mislead by the synopsis and character designs, the manga can get a little unexpected:
The Gakkou Gurashi! anime will be airing this July during the Summer 2015 anime season. Further information about the series will be revealed soon.
Source Article – Crunchyroll
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