These Snow White Notes Anime Reveals More Cast, Song Artists, April 2 Premiere E! News UK
The March issue of Kodanshait is Monthly Shonen Magazine and the official website of the television anime of Marimo Ragawait is Those notes of Snow White (Mashiro no Oto) manga has revealed new cast members, theme song artists, a new visual, a 30-second commercial, and an April 2 premiere date on Friday. The commercial previews one of the anime’s two opening theme songs “Blizzard” by Burnout Syndromes.
The anime will premiere on MBS, TBSand BS-TBS‘Animéisme’ block on April 2 at 2:25 a.m. JST (actually April 3).
New cast members include:
Yuichiro Umehara as Seiryū Kamiki, a talented player who won the National Tsugaru-Shamisen Tournament for the second year in a row
Tasuku Hatanaka as Sōichi Tanuma, whose father Ryū Kamiki is Seiryū’s master
Shiori Mikami as Mai Tanuma, Sōichi’s younger sister
Rikako Aida as Yuna Tachiki, a woman who works at a cabaret club and aims to be a printmaking idol
Burnout Syndromes will perform the anime’s two opening theme songs “Blizzard” and “Ginsekai” (Silver World). Miriya Kato and the Yoshida Brothers will perform the ending theme song “Kono Yume ga Sameru Made” (Until I Wake From Dreaming).
Previously announced cast members include:
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Setsu Sawamura, a 16-year-old boy who took over from his grandfather by playing the shamisen
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Wakan Sawamura, Setsu’s older brother
Yume Miyamoto as Shuri Maeda, Setsu’s classmate who is awkward around guys
queen kondo as Yui Yamazato, Shuri’s friend and an anime and game fan
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kaito Yaguchi, Shuri and Yui’s childhood friend who beats them by a year
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Rai Nagamori, an experienced hosozao shamisen player
Takako Honda like Umeko Sawamura, Setsu and Wakana’s mother, and an entrepreneur around the world
Hiroaki Akagi (Takagi-san teasing master, Hina Logic – from Chance & Logic) directs the anime to Animation Shinei. Yoichi Kato (Aikatsu!, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Investigator, Dueling Masters) oversees scripts for the series, and Jiro Mashima draw the characters. The world fame Yoshida Brothers (nintendo Wii advertising campaign, Gibiate opening theme song) oversee the tsugaru jamisen music in the anime.
Kodansha comics has licensed the manga and will release the first volume digitally on March 30. He describes the story:
When Setsu’s grandfather died, Setsu’s “sound” also disappeared – his unique creative spark. In mourning, he travels to Tokyo to find himself… but manages to get totally lost, literally on the first day. Only a chance encounter with Yuna – aka Yuka, the hostess – saves him from being robbed. At first glance, their lives seem totally different, but they are both striving to achieve their dreams – hers, of being an actress, and hers, of developing her talent with the shamisen – and this could just be that life. in the noisy and insensitive city. Tokyo’s sprawl may well be what binds their destinies…
Ragawa launched the manga in Monthly Shonen Magazine in December 2009, and Kodansha released the manga’s 26th compiled volume in November 2020. The manga was nominated for the 23rd Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award in 2019.
The manga celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, and Kodansha released an animated promotional video for the manga in May 2020.
Ragawa serialized the 18 volumes Baby & Me manga from 1991 to 1997. Viz Media published the manga in its shojo beat magazine, and also published the manga in book form. The manga inspired a television anime series from 1996 to 1997 and a live-action Korean film in 2008.
Sources: Monthly Shonen Magazine march issue, Mashiro no Oto anime website, Comic Natalie