After a week of on-again, off-again wondering, we finally have an answer!

Yesterday, an official website for an anime adaptation of Hiromi Takashima’s Asagao to Kase-san (Kase-san and… Morning Glories) opened its doors. The site announced that an “animation clip” based on the work is in production.

The short is slated to be roughly five minutes long, and will début on YouTube later this year.

Takuya Satō (Steins;Gate, Girls Beyond the Wasteland) will direct the video at studio ZEXCS, with Kyuta Sakai providing character designs. Satō will also produce the storyboards for the project.

Other staff members include:

  • Staging: Takuya Satō
  • Animation Director: Kyuta Sakai
  • Art Director: Yuka Hirama
  • Color Design: Hiromi Iwaida
  • Director of Photography: Takeshi Kuchiba
  • Editor: Masahiro Goto
  • Image song: Kimi no Egao (album ver.) by Hanako Oku (published by Pony Canyon)

Hiromi Takashima’s Kase-san and… manga began publication in Shinshokan’s Hirari and Flash Wings magazines. The ongoing series currently spans three collected volumes, with the most recent hitting stores in November 2015. Asagao to Kase-san is the first story in the series.

The anime adaptation was hinted at over the weekend, at Ikebukuro’s Yuriten 2017 fan event.

Seven Seas currently holds the domestic rights to Kase-san and…. They describe the series as:

Yamada may be shy and rather clumsy, but the flower gardens at her school have always brought her happiness. Suddenly, a different sort of beauty catches her eye—the vivacious track star, Kase-san. Although the two girls don’t seem to have much in common, they soon start a romance where each must learn an important lesson in tending their budding relationship. Can the two girls, so different from each other, learn how to make their first love blossom?

Source: MoCa News