Official website of television cartoon adaptation of Megumi Morino’s manga “A Condition Called Love” (Hananoi-kun to Koi no Yamai) revealed the cast playing the main characters’ friends, Hotaru and Hananoi, on Tuesday.
– Yurika Kubo as Hibiki “Kyō-chan” Asami, Hotaru’s best friend since middle school– Maaya Sakamoto as Tsukiha “Shibamū” Shibamura, another close friend of Hotaru’s who gives great advice– Ryohei Kimura as Sōhei Yao, Hotaru’s elementary school classmate– Ryota Ohsaka as Keigo Kurata, Kyō-chan’s boyfriend
Characters in the anime:– Kana Hanazawa as Hotaru Hinase– Chiaki Kobayashi as Saki Hananoi (Hananoi-kun)
Tomoe Makino (known for Aharen-san wa Hakarenai and Kotaro Lives Alone) is directing the anime at East Fish Studio. Hitomi Amamiya (Merc Storia: The Apathetic Boy and the Girl in a Bottle, Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army) is supervising and writing the series, while Akiko Satō (known coming to Trigun Stampede) is responsible for character design.
Additional crew members include:
– Music: yamazo– Sound director: Fumihiko Ootera– Art director: Yōko Nakao– Key color artists: Nanami Emoto, Katsumi Mochida, Yoshimi Kawakami– Visual composition director: Takuya Niwa– Editor : Kazuhiro Nii
Kodansha US publisher began publishing the manga digitally in English in 2020. The first compiled volume hit English shelves in January 2023, and the sixth volume was released on Thursday. These three weeks. Describing the manga’s story, publisher Kodansha USA describes:
Hotaru, a 16-year-old first-year high school student, conflicted about love, chooses a vibrant life with family and friends. Seeing her schoolmate, Hananoi-kun, sitting alone in the snow after a messy breakup, she naturally offered to share. her umbrella. Little did she expect that his proposal the next day in the middle of her class would mark the beginning of significant changes in her life…
Morino began publishing the manga in Kodansha’s Monthly Dessert magazine in December 2017. The manga’s 14th compiled book volume was released by Kodansha on November 13.
With a circulation exceeding 3.8 million copies, the manga won the Best Shōjo Manga award in the 45th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2021.