You know, I really hope that this series has some strange Yakuza inspired karaoke sequence. I dunno why.
Earlier today, the official Gamers! anime website updated with several new details. A key visual, the main cast, the theme song artists, and the broadcast carriers were officially unveiled. We break the details down below:
The new visual features Karen Tendo front and center. Face shots of the remaining major characters appear in boxes that dot the background.
The series will star the following:
- Keita Amano: Megumi Han
- Karen Tendo: Hisako Kanemoto
- Chiaki Hoshinomori: Manaka Iwami
- Aguri: Rumi Ookubo
- Tasuku Uehara: Toshiyuki Toyonaga
Character sheets the confirmed roles were released, which you can check out below:
The opening theme song will be performed by Hisako Kanemoto, Manaka Iwami, and Rumi Ookubo. The closing song will be handled by idol unit Luce Twinkle Wink☆, who also handled the ending for And you thought there is never a girl online?.
A specific première schedule wasn’t unveiled as of press time, but the show will air on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, BS11, and AT-X this July. Gamers! is slated to run for twelve episodes.
Gamers! will be based on Sekina Aoi and illustrator Saboten’s light novel series of the same name. Manabu Okamoto will direct the show at studio Pine Jam, with Tensho Sato providing character designs. Hiroki Uchida is in charge of series composition.
The Gamers! manga began publication in 2014 under Fujimi Shobo’s “Fujimi Fantasia Bunko” imprint. The title spans seven volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on March 18. The title inspired a four-panel manga series by Aoi and illustrator Yamucha, which currently runs in Dragon Magazine. The title is a romantic comedy, which revolves around the lives of various high school students who play video games. The cast includes:
- Keita Amano: A lonely gamer
- Chiaki Hoshinomori: A girl who constantly fights with Keita
- Karen Tendo: A beautiful young lady who’s also president of her school’s video gaming club.
- Tasuku Uehara: A student who puts on a façade of a satisfied life, though he secretly drowns his life in video games.