A Sign of Affection has released its first official anime teaser video, along with new details about the staff and cast.
Mainichi (MBS) Broadcasting introduced the trailer on its official YouTube Channel. Studio Aijado’s upcoming series will adapt Suu Morishita’s popular manga, revolving around a deaf college student named Yuki Itose and her budding romance with Itsuomi Nagi, a good upperclassman. Belly, unlike most people, behaves naturally around Yuki. As detailed on Anime News Network, A Sign of Affection will first air on Tokyo MX and MBS in January 2024. Viewers in the United States will also have the opportunity to attend the film’s North American premiere at Anime NYC 2023, which begins on November 17 and ends on November 19. Crunchyroll will stream the series following its Japanese premiere.
The newly revealed cast members are Takeo Otsuka, Ryota Ohsaka and Kaede Hondo. Otsuka, who played Lauda Niell in Mobile Suit Gunma: The Witch From Mercury, was cast as Yuki’s childhood friend, Oshi Ashioki. Ohsaka, who played Marco Bodt in the iconic Attack on Titan anime, was cast as Itsuomi’s cousin, Kyouya Nagi. Hondo (Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun, Strike the Blood) will play Rin Fujishiro, Yuki’s college friend. Sumire Morohoshi and Yu Miyazaki play the leads, Yuki Itose and Itsuomi Nagi, respectively.
Among the newly revealed staff is art director Kohei Honda (Chaos;Child). Kasumi Sakai (Aikatsu!), Yuki Noshioka (How Not to Summon a Demon King), Emiko Endo (Dream Festival), Kazue Tamari (The End of Evangelion) and Kanako Tsuji (Ascendance of a Bookworm) will keep the role of series leader. animation director. The film also had a special team assigned to animate the sign language scenes. This group includes Yoshiaki Yanagida (Inuyasha the Movie: Affection Touching Cross Time), Masaya Fujimori (Pokemon: The First Movie) and Yuki Miyamoto (Ascendance of a Bookworm). Yuta Murano (Seven Days War) will direct the anime, while Yoko Yonaiyama (The Ancient Magus Bride) is in charge of writing and directing the series.
Suu Morishita’s manga A Sign of Affection debuted in Kodansha’s Dessert magazine in July 2019. Since its debut, the series has been praised by fans and critics for its sensitive and touching depictions. about college romance. As of October 2023, the series has sold more than 3.4 million copies worldwide (including digital versions). It also received two consecutive nominations for the 45th and 46th Kodansha Manga Awards in the Shojo category in 2021 and 2022.
A Sign of Affection will premiere in January 2024. The manga is available in English at Kodansha US and digitally through K Manga.
Source: YouTube and Anime News Network