The typical fives∽ The anime special has revealed its release date and is coming to Japanese TV stations in episodic format on September 2nd and 9th. The special also had a theatrical release in Japan that began on July 14 and ran for three weeks. Studio SHAFT (Monogatari, March is coming like a lion) animated the special. The studio is working on an episode in the first season and they have also animated the beginning of the new anime.
Yukihiro Miyamoto directed the special edition, which focuses on the parts of the manga that were not adapted into the original TV anime. Keichiro Ohchi was in charge of series composition, while Masato Katsumata and Kazuya Shiotsuki did the character designs. Shiotsuki was also the chief animation director. Anime Corner had the opportunity to interview Ohchi and Shiotsuki at the recent Otakon 2023 event, along with producer Junichiro Tanaka.
The cast of the originalThe typical fivesthe anime is also returning for the new project. The theme songs, which were released on July 12, were performed by the Nakano sisters. The opening song was titled “Go-toubun no Mirai” while the ending was “Takaramono”. The opening was recently revealed with a no-credits video. The cast includes:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Futaro Uesugi
- Ayana Taketatsu as Nino Nakano
- Ayane Sakura as Yotsuba Nakano
- Inori Minase as Itsuki Nakano
- Kana Hanazawa as Ichika Nakano
- Miku Ito as Miku Nakano
The first season ofThe typical fivesanime adaptation aired in 2019 and was animated by Tezuka Productions. Bibury Animation Studios took over the second season, which premiered in 2021. Bibury Animation Studios also animated the final film.
Kodanshalicensed the manga, which also ended last year, and has since published an epilogue chapter in English, and describes the plot of the 11th volume (which the movie opens with) as:
While on a school trip to Kyoto, the sisters’ relationship almost turns sour as they fight for Futaro’s affection, but they weather the storm, come out stronger for it, and end up enjoying the trip. During the chaos, it also comes to light that Yotsuba is the girl Futaro met on his previous trip six years earlier… The past of the Pentagrams will now be revealed!!
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