The official website for the television anime of HIRO’s Akebi’s Sailor Uniform (Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku) manga unveiled a new visual and the first promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals the anime’s cast, more staff, and January 2022 premiere.
The cast includes:
Manatsu Murakami (in her first lead role in a television anime) as Komichi Akebi, the protagonist
Sora Amamiya as Erika Kizaki, the first classmate that Akebi meets
Akari Kitō as Tōko Usagihara
Shion Wakayama as Tomono Kojō
The new staff members include:
As previously announced, Miyuki Kuroki (Her Blue Sky, The [email protected] SideM) is directing the anime at studio CloverWorks. Rino Yamazaki (production advancement for Medaka Box, screenplay for DARLING in the FRANXX) is both writing and overseeing the series scripts, and Megumi Kouno (animation director for DARLING in the FRANXX, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia) is designing the characters.
The manga follows Komichi Akebi and her classmates at a prestigious girls middle school, following their adolescent lives and their growth.
HIRO launched the manga in 2019 on Shueisha‘s Tonari no Young Jump website. The manga’s eighth compiled volume shipped on April 19. The manga has more than 500,000 copies in print.