Though it may be a slow start, these character reveals are anything but!

Earlier today, the official Slow Start anime website updated with three new character trailers and a key visual. We break the details down below.

Key Visual

The new image features the four main characters in school uniforms as they head down the street. Shion Kyōzuka smiles as she sweeps the sidewalk.


The teasers introduce Manami Numakura, Hiroe Hannen, and Shion Kyōzuka along with their voice actors.

The new roles will be filled as follows:

  • Kiyose Enami: Manami Numakura
  • Hiroe Hannen: Maaya Uchida
  • Shion Kyōzuka: M.A.O

Visuals for the three characters were also released, which you can check out below:

Slow Start hits Japanese TV in January 2018.

Hiroyuki Hashimoto (Is the order a rabbit?, Magical Girl Raising Project) is directing Slow Start at A-1 Pictures, with Masato Yasuno (Flying Witch) providing character designs. Mio Inoue is in charge of series composition for the project.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Hana Ichinose: Reina Kondo
  • Tamate Momochi: Ayasa Itō
  • Eiko Tokura: Tomomi Mineuchi
  • Kamuri Sengoku: Maria Naganawa

Yuiko Tokumi’s Slow Start manga debuted in Manga Time Kirara in June 2013. The series currently spans three collected volumes, with the fourth book due to hit retailers on June 27. Before working on Slow Start, series creator Yuiko Tokumi served as character designer for Bottle Fairy.

Manga database Baka-Updates describes Slow Start as:

The story centers around 16-year-old Hana Ichinose, who unbeknownst to her classmates, was a year late in enrolling into high school. Although it may not seem like a big deal, it is a big deal to her. She wants to catch up with everyone else someday.

Source: Twitter (pKjd)