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Asobi Asobase Gets a New Trailer & Key Visual

So, this escalated quickly.

Earlier today, the official Asobi Asobase anime website updated with a teaser trailer and key visual, as well as details on the show’s première.

We break the details down below.


The two-minute promo opens focuses on the offbeat, often off-the-wall antics of the show’s leads. Opening theme song Suripisu plays as a background track.

Key Visual

The visual feature the show’s leads in the classroom and they’re… you know what? I’m going to let you figure this one out, because I have no idea.

Asobi Asobase Anime Visual


Asobi Asobase will air on the following networks (All times JST):

  • AT-X: 7/8/2018 at 21:00 (7/8/2018 at 9:00PM)
  • Tokyo MX: 7/8/2018 at 23:30 (7/8/2018 at 11:30PM)
  • KBA Kyoto: 7/8/2018 at 23:30 (7/8/2018 at 11:30PM)
  • BS11: 7/8/2018 at 25:00 (7/9/2018 at 1:00AM)
  • Sun TV: 7/10/2018 at 25:30 (7/11/2018 at 1:30AM)
  • TV Aichi: 7/10/2018 at 25:35 (7/11/2018 at 1:35AM)

Asobi Asobase Anime Key VisualSeiji Kishi (Tsukigakirei, Assassination Classroom) was tapped to direct the project at Lerche, with Keiko Kurosawa (Scum’s Wish, Konohana Kitan) providing character designs. Yuuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru 2, Orange) is in charge of series composition for the title.

Lead actors Hina Kino, Rika Nagae, & Konomi Kohara will perform opening theme song Suripisu and closing theme Inkyainparusu.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Original Creator: Rin Suzukawa
  • Assistant Director: Yū Kinome
  • Music: Masato Kōda
  • Sound Director: Satoki Iida
  • Animation Producer: Yūji Higa

The previously confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Hanako Honda: Hina Kino
  • Olivia: Rika Nagae
  • Kasumi Nomura: Konomi Kohara
  • Maeda: Ryotaro Okiayu
  • Student Council President: Honoka Inoue
  • Oka: Mai Kanazawa
  • Agrippa: Megumi Toda
  • Tsugumi Aozora: Aoi Yuki
  • Higuchi-sensei: Ryōko Maekawa
  • Seinan-sensei: Yasunori Masutani
  • Takayanagi-sensei: Mitsuki Saiga
  • Kentaro Honda: Eishin Fudemura
  • Narrator: Maki Izawa

Rin Suzukawa’s Asobi Asobase manga launched on Hakusensha’s online manga site Young Animal Densi in 2015. To date, four compiled volumes have been released, with the fifth due to hit retailers on January 28.

Manga resource Baka-Updates describes the series as:

A surreal gag manga featuring beautiful girls and games! A comedy manga of bishoujo and games that will keep you laughing!

Source: Comic Natalie

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