The official website for the anime adaptation of Izumi Tsubaki’s Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun opened on Friday and revealed several cast and staff members, character designs, and a promotional video. The series will premiere in July.
Director: Mitsue Yamazaki (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East)
Series Composition, Script: Yoshiko Nakamura (Hiiro no Kakera – The Tamayori Princess Saga)
Character Design: Junichiro Taniguchi (Genshiken Second Season)
Production: Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun Production Committee
Yūichi Nakamura as Umetarō Nozaki
Ari Ozawa as Chiyo Sakura
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Mikoto Mikoshiba
The main cast will appear at a stage event at Anime Japan this Sunday.
Square Enix publishes Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Shōjo Nozaki-kun) manga in its Gangan Online free web magazine. The romantic comedy story begins when high school student Sakura Chiyo confesses her feelings to her classmate Nozaki. Due to a misunderstanding, Nozaki thinks Sakura is just a fan of his shōjo manga work. Sakura has to convey her true feelings while her relationship with Nozaki develops.
The series ranked at #3 on a list of top 15 manga recommended by bookstores last year. The 2014 edition of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook also listed the series at #11 on its list of top 20 manga for female readers.