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Just Because! Anime Gets a New Key Visual


It’s time to get a new look into this dramatic world. Why? Well, just ’cause, I guess.

Earlier today, the official Just Because! anime website updated with a new key visual. The image features the show’s five major characters as they cross paths in a train station.

Just Because! will hit Japanese TV in October. The full première schedule is as follows:

  • AT-X: 10/5/2017 at 21:00 (10/5/2017 at 9:00PM)
  • Tokyo MX: 10/5/2017 at 23:30 (10/5/2017 at 11:30PM)
  • TV Kanagawa: 10/5/2017 at 25:00 (10/6/2017 at 1:00AM)
  • MBS: 10/6/2017 at 26:55 (10/7/2017 at 2:55AM)
  • BS Fuji: 10/10/2017 at 24:30 (10/11/2017 at 12:30AM)

The show is an original project from studio Pine Jam. Atsushi Kobayashi was tapped to direct the project, with Hiroyuki Yoshii (Tawawa on Monday) providing character designs. Hajime Kamoshida (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou light novels) is in charge of the title’s scripts.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Original Character Design: Kiseki Himuro
  • Music Producer: Nagi Yanagi

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Eita Izumi: Aoi Ichikawa
  • Mio Natsume: Karin Isobe
  • Yōto Sōma: Taishi Murata
  • Hadzuki Morikawa: Yuna Yoshino
  • Ena Komiya: Lynn

Pine Jam first teased Just Because! with a series of flyers, which were passed out on April 1. An official website did open at the time, though it had closed its doors shortly afterwards.

Pine Jam describes Just Because! as:

It’s the winter of their third year in high school, close to the end of the second semester, when students have little time left in their high school life. Everyone was just counting the days until graduation.

Then he suddenly came home.

He was their middle school classmate who moved far away. And yet, they were reunited by this peculiarly timed transfer. It was as if a signal chimed out to the emotions of these students, who thought they’d end their high school life with little commotion.

Pine Jam previously released a visual and descriptions for the major characters. The image features the following characters from left to right:

  • Hazuki Morikawa
  • Haruto Soma
  • Mio Natsumi
  • Eita Izumi
  • Ena Komiya

Specific character details are as follows:

  • Hazuki Morikawa: Hazuki is a member of the school’s concert band. Her family has taken care of a farm since the time of her grandfather, but Hazuki’s already chosen her preferred college. Hazuki isn’t the type to stand out in class, and tends to seem disinterested in romantic relationships.
  • Haruto Soma: Haruto already managed to land a job after graduation. As a member of the school’s baseball team, Haruto still hopes to hit one last shot out of the park when he confesses to someone he likes.
  • Eita Izumi: Eita is a transfer student who moved away from his hometown four years prior. By chance, he has returned to town, and managed to reunite with Haruto, a friend he’s not seen since middle school.
  • Mio Natsumi: Mio was Eita and Haruto’s classmate in middle school. She is studying hard to get into a good college, though unrequited feelings for a middle-school flame still continue to haunt her.
  • Ena Komiya: Ena is a second-year student, who’s also member of the school’s photography club. The photography club is on the brink of being disbanded, sadly. In a last-ditch effort to save her club, Ena aims to enter a photography contest. While searching for a good photo op, though, Ena witnesses Eita and Haruto’s reunion.

Previously, Pine Jam released a trio of promo videos to promote Just Because!. You can check these out below:

Source: MoCa News

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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