Sci-Fi Rom-Com Light Novel “Asobi ni Ikuyo!” gets TV Anime Adaptation This Summer


(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 00:03 Mar. 25, 2010)

Asobi ni Ikuyo!(Let's Go Play!) is a popular light novel series by Okina Kamino published by Media Factory under their MF Bunko J label.

A manga adaptation has been serialised in Monthly Comic Alive since August, 2006, and now a TV anime series is on its way, to be launched this summer.

Read on for details and pics.


(Japanese)Anime "Asobi ni Ikuyo!" Official Website

Highschool student Kio Kakazu bumps into a strange girl sporting cat-ears who happens to be a self-proclaimed alien and calls herself Elis. Stalked by a group of fanatic orthodox-alien-believers and mysterious government agencies, Elis ends up being captured by Kio's neighbour Manami Kinjo.

Manami Kinjo is Kio's neighbour who goes to the same school. Voiced by Haruka Tomatsu of Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens(Nagi) and To Love-Ru(Lala Satalin Deviluke).


Self-proclaimed alien Elis seems to be rather fond of Kio. Voiced by Kanae Ito of Shugo Chara!(Amu Hinamori) and Toaru Kagaku no Railgun(Ruiko Saten).


The title logo.


The airing will start in Summer, 2010.

Staff:
Director: Yoichi Ueda
Series Composition: Katsuhiko Takayama
Animation Character Design, Chief Animator: Noriko Morishima
Mechanic Design: Naohiro Washio
Background Art Director: Hiroshi Kato
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Animation Production: AIC PLUS+

Cast:
Kio Kakazu: Mutsumi Tamura
Elis: Kanae Ito
Manami Kinjo: Haruka Tomatsu
Aoi Futaba: Kana Hanazawa

©Okina Kamino/Media Factory/Embassy of Catia

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