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Asobi Asobase

Summer 2018
Also Known As:
あそびあそばせ (Japanese)

8 July 2018, Sundays at 21:00 (JST)

Introduction

Born and raised in Japan, the blonde Olivia can’t speak a word of English. Even though Kasumi looks like a smart girl, wears glasses, and has short hair, she also can’t speak English at all. Hanako is a very bright girl and always wears her hair in pigtails. These are the three middle school girls who form a club where they play Japanese playground games. Prepare the stage for the cutest and funniest comedy!

Adaptation

Asobi Asobase is a comedy manga by Rin Suzukawa, which is currently being serialized in Hakusensha’s Young Animal.

Official Streaming Sites

AbemaTV, Crunchyroll

Staff・Cast

Staff

Original Work

Rin Suzukawa

Director

Seiji Kishi

Series Composition

Yuko Kakihara

 

Character Design

Keiko Kurosawa

Assistant Director

Yu Kinome

Art

Kusanagi

Editing

Morita Editing Room

Sound Director

Satoki Iida

Music

Masato Koda

Animation Producer

Yuji Higa

Animation Production

Lerche

Cast

Hanako Honda

Hina Kino

Olivia

Rika Nagase

Kasumi Nomura

Konomi Kohara

Maeda

Ryotaro Okiayu

Student Council President

Honoka Inoue

Oka

Mai Kanazawa

Agrippa

Megumi Toda

Tsugumi Aozora

Aoi Yuki

Higuchi

Ryo Maekawa

Sainan

Yasunori Masutani

Takayanagi

Mitsuki Saiga

Kentaro Honda

Eishin Fudemura

Narrator

Maki Izawa

Characters

Hanako Honda

Voiced by: Hina Kino

An active and bright girl, she does well in sports as well as with studies. But sadly she is not smart. She longs for a life she can be satisfied with, which is why she joined the soft tennis club in middle school, but it didn’t satisfy her needs at all.

Olivia

Voiced by: Rika Nagase

She transferred to Hanako’s and Kasumi’s middle school and has blonde hair and blue eyes. Both of her parents are foreigners so it might seem she is fluent in English, but since she was born and raised in japan, she speaks hardly any English.

Kasumi Nomura

Voiced by: Konomi Kohara

She seems like the honor student type of girl, sits in the classroom to read books even after the lesson has ended but ultimately she just can’t master English. To overcome her problem with English, she asks Olivia to teach her. Her chest is also a bit big for a middle school student, which makes many people think she is older than she actually is.

Key Visuals

Information

Airing Date
8 July 2018, Sundays at 21:00 (JST)
Seasons
Summer 2018
Studio

Lerche

Theme Songs

Opening: Suripisu by Hanako Honda (VA: Hina Kino), Olivia (VA: Rika Nagase) and Kasumi Nomura (Va: Konomi Kohara)

Ending: Inkya Impulse by Hanako Honda (VA: Hina Kino), Olivia (VA: Rika Nagase) and Kasumi Nomura (Va: Konomi Kohara)

Official Site
http://asobiasobase.com/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/asobiasobase_a?lang=en
Copyright

©涼川りん・白泉社/「あそびあそばせ」製作委員会

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