Thursday, May 28, 2015

Maaya Uchida to Star in Jun Maeda's Charlotte Anime, Lia to Sing Opening


Key VisualArt's/P.A. Works' new anime Charlotte, set to become another tear-jerker for grown men in their 20s, has announced its voice cast. Maaya Uchida (Chuunibyou's Takanashi Rikka) will voice sisters Nishimori Yusa and Misa.

Nishimori Yusa
Nishimori Yusa

With the extremely-adorable and cute voice actress' burgeoning popularity, landing her roles in Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika, DanMachi, Shokugeki no Souma and Yamada-kun so far, 2015 is set to be the year of Maaya Uchida!

 Keep an eye out for our Maaya Uchida feature in the coming weeks!

The cast, announced on 28 May, is as follows:

Kouki Uchiyama (Nisekoi's Raku) will voice main character Otosaka Yuu.

Ayane Sakura will voice main heroine Tomori Nao.

Mishizuma Takahiro will voice Takajo Jojiro.

Momo Asakura will voice Otosaka Ayumi.

In addition, you may listen to voice samples of the characters on the official website.

The anime will be directed by Yoshiyuki Asai have an original story with scripts by Key's Jun Maeda, similar to how the two companies collaborated on the sentimental Angel Beats in 2010. Lia, who sang "My Soul, Your Beats" for Angel Beats will return to perform the opening "Bravely You". Aoi Tada will perform the ending "Yake Ochinai Tsubasa", with Jun Maeda on lyrics and composition.

The story centers around the special abilities that occur among a small percentage of boys and girls in puberty. YĆ« Otosaka uses his power without others knowing, and lives a fairly normal, average school life. Before him suddenly appears a girl, Nao Tomori. Due to his meeting with her, the fate of special power-users will be exposed.

The PV is giving me the same vibes as Angel Beats

The music will be composed by Jun Maeda and ANANT-GARDE EYES, who worked on Angel Beats together and are looking to replicate their success with Charlotte.

Key is releasing the anime in celebration of its 15th anniversary. This will be Maeda's 2nd original anime, after Angel Beats! in 2010.