On October 7, an official website and Twitter account opened their doors to announce that Hiroaki Samura’s Wave, Listen to Me! (Nami yo Kiitekure) will get an anime TV series. The first cast and crew members, as well as a key visual and trailer were revealed. We break the details down below.
The 90-second promo features a brief overview of he show’s plot, as Minare Koda narrates.
The image features lead character Koda Minare belting out a musical lick under the light of a full moon.
Tatsuma Minamikawa (Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry) will direct the project at Sunrise, with Takumi Yokota (Mitsuboshi Colors, Pupipo!) providing character designs Shoji Yonemura (One Piece, Parasyte -the maxim-) is in charge of series composition.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Original Creator: Hiroaki Samura
- Sound Director: Tsuyoshi Takahashi
- Music: Motoyoshi Iwasaki
- Color Design: Hironori Nochi
- Art Director: Hirofumi Sakagami
- Director of Photography: Mayuko Koike
- Editor: Yoshiaki Kimura
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Minare Koda: Riho Sugiyama
- Kanetsugu Matō: Shinshū Fuji
- Mizuho Nanba: Manaka Iwami
- Katsumi Kureko: Kazuhiro Yamaji
- Madoka Chishiro: Sayaka Ohara
- Ryūsuke Kōmoto: Kaito Ishikawa
- Chūya Nakahara: Masaaki Yano
- Makie Tachibana: Mamiko Noto
- Yoshiki Takarada: Bin Shimada
- Mitsuo Suga: Daisuke Namikawa
Visuals for each character were also revealed, which you can check out below.
Wave, Listen to Me! will hit Japanese TV in 2020.
Hiroaki Samura’s Wave, Listen to Me! manga launched in the pages of Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine in 2014. The series currently spans six compiled volumes, with the latest hitting stores on March 22. Kodansha Comics currently holds the rights to the title, which they describe as:
The stage is Sapporo, Hokkaido. One night, our heroine, Minare Koda, spills her heartbroken woes to a radio station worker she meets while out drinking one night. The next day, she hears a recording of her pitiful grumbling being played live over the air. Minare storms into the station in a rage, only to then be duped by the station director into doing an impromptu talk show explaining her harsh dialogue. With just one recording, the many eccentric facets of Minare’s life begin to pull every which direction as she falls ever deeper into the world of radio.
Source: Comic Natalie