The six main characters of Spring 2017 anime Hinako Note were finally all introduced as of Episode 4 and to celebrate this milestone, the production released a comment from each of the cast members.
Furthermore, the anime’s opening ‘AEIUEOAo!!’ and ending ‘Curtain Call!!!!!!’ will be released as a single on 10 May 2017. A medley introducing all the songs on the single has also been released. It includes the character songs ‘Isshoni Kaerou’ and ‘Shiawase Iro’, which can be heard in this video for the first time. If you can read Japanese, the lyrics are also rolling through the screen, so you can try and sing along!
What did you think of the manga when you read it for the first time?
Yuri Yoshida as Ruriko Kuroyanagi
‘I thought that all the characters are cute and charming. Each one of them is lovely and I was excited to see them in motion. Because the main theme of the series is “Theater,” it was very stimulating for me as an actress to see how hard they work on their play.’
Marika Kouno as Yua Nakajima
‘I had to hug the manga tight, for the pure, innocent and gentle Hinako that lives inside it. I felt like a mother, watching her grow little by little and enjoying herself more and more.’
Miyu Tomita as Kuina Natsukawa
‘The drawing, as well as the atmosphere of the story, were really cute and I felt refreshed while reading it. Above anything else, these girls are so cute! It is kind of what makes this series so charming.’
MAO as Hinako Sakuragi
‘I had the impression that it is very cute, including the drawings and atmosphere and the characters. There were so many scenes that made me laugh out loud unexpectedly, so I felt good after reading it.’
Yui Ogura as Mayuki Hiiragi
‘Even though it is a 4-panel manga, it was easy to follow the story of the manga and to see the charms of each of the characters. It was an easy to read and funny manga, I think.’
Hisako Tojo as Chiaki Hagino
‘While all the unique and nice girls made their entry with Hinako at the center, a soft story unfolded in a relaxed atmosphere. The girls are so cute, I felt so refreshed after reading it!’