'First Published on Manga. Tokyo'
A TV anime for the mixed-media project Konbini Kareshi (lit. Convenience Store Boyfriend) has been announced. The show will air from July 2017 on TBS and BS-TBS. Along with the announcement of the anime, the official website and teaser visual have been revealed. The main staff members have also been announced.
Konbini Kareshi is a popular franchise from B’s Log, which is a magazine that focuses on games aimed at women. So far the franchise has released a ‘mook’ (a cross between a magazine and a book) that included a drama CD. Taking place in a convenience store, this love story revolves around 6 different high school boys. It carefully depicts the feelings each of them has towards the reader- right up until their love confession.
The teaser visual features all of the main characters. The piece depicts the freshness of youth with its blue theme. The anime’s cast has yet to be announced, but the drama CD only featured cast members that are very popular with women: Takuya Terashima, Kenichi Suzumura, Shinnosuke Tachibana, Yuki Kaji, Hiroshi Kamiya and Takehiro Sakurai. Will will have to keep an eye out to see if the anime will have the same cast.
As for the staff, the original character designer is Makoto Senzaki. The director will be Hayato Date, who has many years of experience directing the Naruto anime adaptations. The series composition will be headed by Starmyu’s Sayaka Harada and the character designer will be Tomomi Ishikawa, who also worked as the animation director of the Persona3 The Movie series. The animation will be produced by Studio Pierrot, known for Osomatsu-san and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Sagakebu’s Studio Pierrot Plus will take part in the production cooperation.
As this mixed-media project will be turned into an anime, we can expect not just a drama CD, but many other developments to come. More information will be released on the official website and twitter account in due course.
TV Anime Konbini Kareshi
Due to Air July 2017 via TBS and BS-TBS
Original Character Design: Makoto Senzaki
Director: Hayato Date
Series Composition: Sayaka Harada
Character Deisgn: Tomomi Ishikawa
Animation Production: Studio Pierrot
Production Cooperation: Studio Pierrot Plus