I hope someone uses the tagline “things are about to get real this April” at some point.

Earlier today, an official website and Twitter account for upcoming anime Real Girl (3D Kanojo) opened their doors. The site includes a new key visual for the project, as well as the first staff and a première window.

We break the details down below:

Key Visual

The new visual features Tsuttsun and Iroha against a blue, yellow, and green background. Side characters, digital devices, and other random bits of flavor visuals can be seen scattered around them.


Takashi Naoya (Luck & Logic, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru) was tapped to direct the project at Hood Entertainment, with Satomi Kurita (Hina Logic – from Luck & Logic) providing character designs. Deko Akao (Noragami, Flying Witch) is in charge of series composition for the project.

Naoya was first announced to be the show’s director in November.


Real Girl will début in April, on NTV’s AnichU programming block.

Mao Nanami’s original manga ran in Kodansha’s Dessert magazine from July 2011 through May 2016, and spans twelve compiled volumes.

Kodansha Comics currently releases the Real Girl manga in North America. They describe the series as:

Hikari Tsutsui (a.k.a “Tsuttsun”) is a high school student who is content with his virtual life of anime and video games. One day, he gets stuck cleaning the pool with Iroha, a real live girl who is stylish, sassy and known to be easy with boys … and she aggressively approaches him! Tsuttsun, who has few friends and lives in his own world, finds himself smitten by the confident and wild Iroha … and his whole world is turned upside down!! It’s the awkward and pure love story of a boy who experiences relationship for the first time.

Source: Otakomu