In just a few weeks, people will be sharing the happiness once again.
Earlier today, the official Cute High Earth Defense Club Happy Kiss! anime website updated with the show’s premiere schedule. The series will hit Japanese TV on April 8, with the full lineup as follows:
- TV Tokyo: 4/8/2018 at 25:35 (4/9/2018 at 1:35AM)
- TV Osaka: 4/11/2018 at 27:10 (4/12/2018 at 3:10AM)
- AT-X: 4/12/2018 at 24:00 (4/13/2018 at Midnight)
- d Anime Store: 4/12/2018
- NicoNico Live: 4/16/2018
- U-Next: 4/20/2018
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.
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).
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
- Ata Ibusuki: Hikaru Midorikawa
- Karurusu: Takuya Eguchi
- Māsa Shirahone: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
- Rafunui: Hiroki Yasumoto
- Taiju Unazuki: Kousuke Toriumi
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: MoCa News