The official website of the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Hitoma Iruma and Nozomi Ousaka’s Adachi to Shimamura (Adachi and Shimamura) light novel series has revealed the first key visual and promotional video for the 2020 series.
Here is the first promotional video for the upcoming anime:
The Adachi to Shimamura TV anime is currently scheduled to air on TBS this year, though no season/window has been revealed.
The leading members of the cast include:
- Akari Kitou (Nezuko Kamado in Demon Slayer) as Sakura Adachi
- Miku Itou (Kokoro Tsurumaki from BanG Dream!) voicing as Hougetsu Shimamura
- Manami Numakura (Aoi Sakurai in Rail Wars!) as Akira Hino
- Reina Ueda (Naru Sekiya in Hanayamata) voicing the role of Taeko Nagafuji
- Saeki Iori (Vanilla from Nekopara) voicing Yashiro Chikama
The leading members of the anime’s production staff include:
- Director: Satoshi Kuwahara (5-toubun no Hanayome, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal)
- Series Composer: Keiichirou Ochi (Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!, Kin-iro no Corda Blue♪Sky)
- Scriptwriter: Mayumi Morita (Black Jack, True Tears)
- Anime Character Designer: Shizue Kaneko (Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us)
- Chief Animation Directors: Akio Ujie (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal), Akiko Toyoda (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans), Hideyuki Usutani (Yowamushi Pedal), Miyako Kamiya (Love Live! Sunshine!!), Rina Morita (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind)
- Art Director: Masami Saitou (5-toubun no Hanayome, Gamers!)
- Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama (Senki Zesshou Symphogear, Oreimo)
- Animation Studio: Tezuka Productions (Dororo, 5-toubun no Hanayome)
Adachi to Shimamura (Adachi and Shimamura) is a romantic slice of life light novel series written by Hitoma Iruma with illustrations by Nozomi Ousaka. The series began publication in 2012 under Dengeki Bunko Magazine, with the official imprint releasing in early 2013. To date a total of 8 volumes have been released. The series has also been adapted into a manga in 2016 under Square Enix’s Gangan Online magazine for a total of 3 volumes. A new manga began publication in mid-2019 in Dengeki Daioh.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
The second floor of the gym―this was where we always met. It was class time, but of course, there weren’t any classes going on in a place like this.
This was where Shimamura and I became friends. We hung out here―talking about TV shows and cooking, playing some ping pong… This is where we fostered our friendship.
Keeping my head propped against the wall, I let out a small sigh.
What was this feeling? Yesterday, I’d dreamt of me and Shimamura kissing.
Not that I’m like that. I’m sure Shimamura isn’t either. It’s not even something worth repeating myself about, but really, it’s not like that.
It’s just that when she hears the word “friend,” I want her to think of me first. That’s all.
The TV anime adaptation of Adachi to Shimamura is currently in production and is set to air on TBS in 2020.