It’s time to get happy about Unhappy♪!
Earlier today, the official Unhappy♪/“Anne Happy” anime website started streaming the first promotional video for the series. The 90-second teaser offers a look at the show in motion, while confirming cast and crew.
A new visual for the series was also released, which you can check out below:
Shin Oonuma (Watamote, Baka and Test) will helm the series at Silver Link, with Miwa Oshima (Baka and Test) filling the dual role of character designer and chief animation director. Go! Princess Precure writer Hitoshi Tanaka is in charge of the show’s scripts.
The confirmed voice cast on the project includes:
- An “Hanako” Hanakoizumi: Yumiri Hanamori
- Ruri “Hibari” Hibarigaoka: Haruka Shiraishi
- Botan Kumegawa: Kiyono Yasuno
- Hibiki Hagyū: Hibiku Yamamura
- Ren Ekoda: Mayu Yoshioka
Unhappy♪ is based on Cotoji’s Unhappy Go Lucky! manga series. The title, which kicked off in the February 2013 issue of Manga Time Kirara Forward, is a four-panel comedy set in Class 1-7 of Tennogofune Academy. This particular class is a home for students with “negative karma.”
In plain English, it’s a class for the truly unfortunate.
It’s in this class, though, that Hibari finds herself. On the first day of school, she meets Hanako, a girl plagued with the most horrific of luck, and the perennially sickly Botan. Together, the three try to find a way to make the best of their existence, by turning their school life into a happy one.
Actresses Yumiri Hanamori, Haruka Shiraishi, and Kiyono Yasuno will perform on in a special to promote the upcoming show. The program, titled “Unhappy Merry Christmas♪ Nico Live,” will stream on December 25 at 9:00PM JST (7:00AM Eastern).
Source: Unhappy♪ Anime Website