Protecting love and justice, that what the Cute High Earth Defence Club is all about.
Earlier today, the official Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss! anime website updated with a new teaser trailer and key visual, as well as several cast members, details on the show’s theme songs, and the general broadcast.
We break the details down below:
The 90-second trailer introduces the show’s major cast members, as theme song Zettai Saikō ☆ HAPPY KISS ☆ (Absolute Best Happy Kiss) by the show’s cast plays as a background track.
The new visual features the show’s five major cast members, fresh out of the bath. Clad in little more than towels, they partake in bottles of milk.
The series will add the following:
- Ata Ibusuki: Hikaru Midorikawa
- Karurusu: Takuya Eguchi
- Māsa Shirahone: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
- Rafunui: Hiroki Yasumoto
- Taiju Unazuki: Kousuke Toriumi
Visuals of the new characters were also unveiled, which you can check out below:
The main voice cast members will perform opening theme song Zettai Saikō ☆ HAPPY KISS ☆ (Absolute Best Happy Kiss), as well as closing theme Warera Kedakaki Edelstein (Our Noble Edelstein).
Singles for both songs will ship to retailers on April 18.
Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss! hits Japanese TV in April. AT-X, TV Tokyo, and TV Osaka will all carry the title.
Shinji Takamatsu (Cute High Earth Defense Force LOVE!, Gintama Episodes 105 – 201) will be pulling double duty as director and head of series composition at Studio Comet. Tomoko Miyakawa (Jewelpet, Onegai My Melody) will provide character designs for the project.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Music: yamazo
- Original Work: Kurari Umadani
- Original Character Design: Chizuru Miyawaki
- Art Director: Yasutoshi Kawai
- Chief Animation Director: Hatsue Koizumi
- Chief Animation Director: Tomoko Miyakawa
- Sound Director: Shinji Takamatsu
- Cgi Director: Yūto Numajiri
- Director of Photography: Hiroaki Tanaka
- Color design: Yuko Tsumori
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Kyōtarō Shuzenji: Naoyuki Shimotsuru
- Taishi Manza: Rikuya Yasuda
- Ryōma Kirishima: Ryōga Komata
- Ichiro Dōgo: Shouta Hayama
- Nanao Wakura: Takahide Ishii
Cute High Earth Defense Club made its debut on Japanese TV in 2015, with Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!. The series, along with 2016 series Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE!. Shinji Takamatsu (After War Gundam Wing, Gintama) directed both titles at Studio Comet, with Michiko Yokote (Genshiken, Princess Tutu) handling series composition.
Masakazu Ishikawa (Aho-Girl, Squid Girl) provided character designs for the original show, while Yumiko Hara (Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse) handled character designs for Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE!.
Ponycan USA holds the rights to both seasons of Cute High Earth Defense Club, which they describe as:
Binan is a city somewhere in Japan. The “Earth Defense Club” at Binan High School was a club that did absolutely nothing. When club members Atsushi Kinugawa and En Yufuin were chilling out while soaking in the hot tub at the bathhouse Kurotamayu, a pink beast (Wombat) suddenly appeared out of thin air. “I want to save this planet… can you please lend me your strength?” The two feel the mood has been ruined by Wombat, who talks to them in Japanese about how he wants to save Earth with the power of love. Just then, the son of the bathouse owner Yumoto Hakone shows up, and as soon as he sees Wombat, he chases it, screaming “Let me fluff you up!”
The next day, Kinugawa and Yufuin are caught by Wombat once again at school along with the other club members Io Naruko and Ryu Zaou. Bracelets clasp onto the wrists of these four, along with Yumoto Hakone, who bumped into them after chasing after Wombat, with a command that they must save the Earth. “It’s about love-making!” they hear as a bright light emanating from the bracelet envelops their entire bodies. The five transform into the “Battle Lovers,” the heirs to the throne of love…
Source: Twitter (pKjd)