Upcoming anime Okinawa de Suki ni Natta Ko ga Hogen Sugite Tsurasugiru (The Girl I Loved in Okinawa Speaks in a Difficult Dialect) revealed teaser images and video on Monday along with information about the staff and cast tablets. The main cast includes Takeo Otsuka (Aqua from Oshi no Ko) as Teruaki Nakamura, Akari Kito (Tsukasa Yuzaki from Tonikawa: Fly Me to the Moon) as Hina Kyan and Ai Fairouz (Jolyne Cujoh from Jojo’s Bizzare Adventures Part 6: Stone Ocean) as Kana Higa. A release date has not yet been announced.
Studio Millepensee (Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter) is producing the film with Shin Itagaki (I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World) as the main anime director and Shingo Tanabe (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean episode 14 as director director) as director. Itagaki and Tanabe were also responsible for supervising the script. Tomohiro Yoshida (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story volumes 9 and 12 animation director) is the character designer while Tomohisa Ishikawa (Super Cub), Yoshimi Katayama and Ayano Kinjo are composing the music.
The anime adaptation is based on the manga series written and illustrated by Egumi Sora. The manga began serialization on Shinchosha’s Kurage Bunch website in January 2020 and currently has eight volumes in circulation. The romantic comedy tells the story of Teruaki Nakamura, who moves from Tokyo to Okinawa. There, he found a girl he liked named Hina Kyan. But Teruaki is having trouble understanding Hina’s Okinawan dialect. Kana Higa, Hina’s friend, helps Teruaki by translating the dialect for him. But he didn’t know that Kana had secret feelings for him.
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