Shueisha’s Ribon magazine unveiled the preview for the first episode of the television anime of Yoko Maki’s The Romantica Clock manga. The video features the cast, with Ai Kayano (anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, Say, “I Love You”.) as Akane, Kaito Ishikawa (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Nagi no Asukara) as Aoi, and Tomoaki Maeno (Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live, Log Horizon) as Tsujiri.
In the video, Akane swallows her pride and asks her brother Aoi to teach her how to study for the upcoming test in order to impress the boy she likes, Tsujiri. However, her plan to impress Tsujiri backfires when she gets a higher score than him, and he lashes out at her.
The anime will air every Tuesday in February during TV Tokyo’s “Oha Star” program starting at 6:45 a.m. The first episode is scheduled to air on February 4.
The Romantica Clock is a comedy about twins: the beautiful, popular, and energetic Akane, and her smart, aloof brother Aoi. Akane, who has felt jealous of Aoi since she was a young child, continues to be unable to get along with him even as the two grow older.
Maki launched the manga in Ribon last year, and Shueisha published the third book volume in September. Maki’s Aishiteruze Baby was also serialized in Ribon, and it also inspired a television anime in 2004. Viz published Aishiteruze Baby in North America beginning in 2006.