Tomiyaki Kagisora’s original work Happy Sugar Life will get a TV anime adaptation, which will air from July 2018.
Happy Sugar Life is currently being serialized in Gangan Joker (Square Enix) and is a psychological horror and platonic love story between high schooler Sato Matsuzaka (‘sato’ = ‘sugar’) living together with Shio Kobe (‘shio’ = ‘salt’), a child whose age is unknown. The manga released its 7th volume on 22 March.
The main cast consists of Kana Hanazawa as Sato Matsuzaka, Misaki Kuno as Shio Kobe, and Yumiri Hanamori will be playing the boy who is looking for the missing Shio, Asahi Kobe.
The anime’s general director is Keizo Kusakawa, who is known for Kantai Collection and Fuuka. Nobuyoshi Nagayama (My Girlfriend is Shobitch) will be the director, Toka Machida (Dive!) is in charge of the series composition, and the character designs will be produced by Shoko Yasuda (Seven Deadly Sins).
Hanazawa commented: ‘I am ready to overwhelm Misaki as Shio with a lot of love!!!’ and Kuno said: ‘I, as Shio, am going to wrap Sato, who will be played by Hanazawa, with plenty of love.’ Hanamori added: ‘I think that I can express straightforward distortion thanks to the love to Asahi’s “Shio” and the hatred for “adults” with all my strength.’
Furthermore, Happy Sugar Life will be present at Vap Anime Presentation 2018 at Yellow Stage during AnimeJapan 2018 on 25 March. Kuno and Hanamori are guests on site. It seems that the stage will have some noteworthy new information ready.
AnimeJapan 2018 | Vap Anime Presentation 2018
Date & Time: 15:40~16:15 25 March
Venue: Tokyo Big Site East 4 Hall Yellow Stage
TV Anime Happy Sugar Life
To air on MBS and other stations from July 2018.
Original Work: Tomiyaki Kagisora
General Director: Keizo Kusakawa
Director: Nobuyoshi Nagayama
Series Composition: Toka Machida
Character Design: Shoko Yasuda
Art Director: Kiyotaka Yachi
Color Setting: Yoko Matsubara
Director of Photography: Yasuyuki Ito
Editing: Yuji Oka
Sound Director: Yayoi Tateishi
Music: Koichiro Kameyama
Animation Production: Ezo’la
Opening Theme by Nanawoakari
Production: Happy Sugar Life Production Committee
Kana Hanazawa as Sato Matsuzaka
Misaki Kuno as Shio Kobe
Yumiri Hanamori as Asahi Kobe
Official Website: http://happysugarlife.tv
Official Twitter: ＠happysugarlifeA