Why am I getting Shadow Star Narutaru vibes?

Earlier today, an official website opened its doors to announce that Tomiyaki Kagisora’s Happy Sugar Life will receive an anime adaptation. The site includes the first cast and crew members, as well as a key visual.

We break the details down below:

Key Visual

The image features lead characters Satō and Shio cradling each other as they descend into darkness, stars and sparkles following behind.

Tomiyaki Kagisora also drew a sketch to celebrate the news, which depicts Satō and Shio hugging each other with warm smiles.

Cast

The series will star the following:

  • Satō Matsuzaka: Kana Hanazawa
  • Shio Kōbe: Misaki Kuno
  • Asahi Kōbe: Yumiri Hanamori

Visuals for Satō and Shio were both unveiled, which you can check out below.

Staff

Nobuyoshi Nagayama (My Girlfriend is Shobitch) is directing the project at studio Ezo’la, with Keizou Kusakawa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s, Fuuka) working as chief director. Shōko Yasuda (Unlimited Fafnir, My Girlfriend is Shobitch) is providing character designs, while Touko Machida (Chaika – The Coffin Princess, Tears to Tiara) takes charge of series composition.

Nanawoakari will perform the show’s opening theme song.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Director of Photography: Yasuyuki Itou
  • Background Art Director: Kiyotaka Yachi
  • Color Key Artist: Youko Matsubara
  • Editor: Yuuji Oka
  • Music: Koichiro Kameyama
  • Sound Director: Yayoi Tateishi

Happy Sugar Life hits MBS (among other networks) in July. VAP is holding a stage event for Happy Sugar Life at AnimeJapan on March 25. Actresses Yumiri Hanamori and Misaki Kuno will appear at the show as guests.

Tomiyaki Kagisora’s Happy Sugar Life manga made its debut in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker magazine in May 2015. Seven compiled volumes have been released to date, with the latest shipping to stores today.

Manga resource Baka-Updates describes the title as:

High-schooler Matsuzaka Satou has a reputation for being easy, but one day her lifestyle of sleeping with one boy after another comes to an end. It happens when she meets the child Shio, for whom she is convinced she feels true love for the first time. Satou may seem sweet and innocent, but there is nothing she won’t do to protect their life together, including committing murder. But from where did she acquire the little girl, and how long can their “Happy Sugar Life” together last?

Sources: Comic Natalie, Otakomu