fuuka-anime-header-001-20161111It’s time to meet a few friendly, familiar faces in Fuuka’s world.

The latest issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine (Issue 52) announced three new cast members for the Fuuka anime series. The following will join the show’s voice cast:

  • Suzuka Akitsuki: Kanako Mitsuhashi
  • Yamato Akitsuki: Daisuke Nakamura
  • Tama: Manami Numakura

Both Mitsuhashi and Nakamura are reprising their roles from 2005’s Suzuka anime series. Manami Numakura’s role is the head of in-show group “Hedgehogs.”

The magazine also unveiled that Fuuka‘s opening theme song, Climber’s High, will be performed by Hedgehogs. “Hedgehogs” is an in-world band, whose songs will feature lyrics by series creator Kouji Seo. West Ground will compose the song, while Sho from “My First Story” arranges.

Hedgehogs will feature the following members:

  • Guitar: Sho (My First Story)
  • Bass: T$UYO$HI (The Bonez)
  • Drums: Hirotaka Takahashi (Ellegarden)
  • Keyboards: Takurō Iga
  • Vocals: Manami Numakura

Fuuka will hit Japanese TV in January 2017.

Keizou Kusakawa (KanColle, Riddle Story of Devil) was tapped to direct the series at Studio Diomedéa, with Yoshino Honda providing character designs. Aoi Akashiro is in charge of series composition for the project.

Takuro Iga (Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A) will score the soundtrack at studio West Ground.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Fuuka Akitsuki: Lynn
  • Koyuki Hinashi: Saori Hayami
  • Kazuya Nachi: Kazuyuki: Okitsu
  • Yuu Haruna: Yuusuke Kobayashi
  • Mayu Haruna: Mikako Takahashi
  • Hibiki Haruna: Saori Ōnishi
  • Chitose Haruna: Kaede Hondo
  • Makoto Mikasa: Soma Saitou
  • Sara Iwami: Mikaku Komatsu
  • Tomomi-sensei: Yōko Hikasa

 

Kouji Seo’s Fuuka manga began publication in Weekly Shonen Magazine in February 2014. To date, the series spans twelve collected volumes with the most recent hitting stores on August 17.

Kodansha Comics currently holds the rights to the Fuuka magazine in North America. Crunchyroll is publishing the series as chapters run on their digital platform. They describe the title as:

New meetings always come suddenly! The protagonist, Yuu Haruna, moves into a new town where he meets a somewhat strange girl who doesn’t have a cell phone. The girl, Fuuka, seems to have a strange allure that draws people to her, very much like a summer breeze. Looks like Yuu has been caught up in one wild love story!

A 20-second teaser and several character visuals were released to promote the series. You can check these out below:

Promo Video

Character Visuals

Source: Anime News Network