A branch of the Kadokawa Corporation (Main office: Chioda-ku, Tokyo, Director：Maki Matsuhara), Ascii Media Works, decides to turn, ‘Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!'(This Art Club has a problem!), an on going manga from Dengeki Maoh by Imigi Muru, into an anime!
The main cast of the anime is announced. Ari Ozawa will be voicing Mizuki Usami, Yusuke Kobayashi will be voicing Subaru Uchimaki and Sumire Uesaka will be voicing Colette. The character settings of these three characters were announced as well.
‘Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!'(This Art Club has a problem!) is an on-going comic serialized in Dengeki Maoh from October, 2012 and it is a comedy on club activities.
The story takes place in the art club of a middle school, with the protagonist Uchimaki, a talented artist who takes no interests in anything but drawing his future wife and Mizuki Usami, a girl who likes Uchimaki.
The story centers around Uchimaki’s daily life, and what she thinks is weird in a funny way. Volumes 1-5 are available from Dengeki Comics NEXT.
Updated Information can be found on the official website. Feel free to check it out!
‘Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!'(This Art Club has a problem!)’s site http://maoh.dengeki.com/konobi/
Main cast and character settings of the anime ‘Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!’
Only a sophomore in the Art Club. She likes Subaru and is speechless about his interests about the 2D world.
● Comments from Ari Ozawa who voices Mizuki Usami
“I have read the original work, and I think all the female characters in this manga are very cute! I really wanted the opportunity to voice this anime since audition and I am really happy that I can play the voice of Mizuki. Even though Mizuki is a pretty useless character, but I will try my best to voice a girl that is in love. I am really looking forward to the recordings!!!”
● Ari Ozawa’s Profile
Born on August 10th, Tokyo. Belongs to the agency, I am enterprise. Her major works include Chiyo Sakura in Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Kurumi Ebisuzawa in SCHOOL-LIVE! and Kogane Asabuki in BUBUKI/BURANKI and more.
A sophomore who is talented at drawing. In order to draw his ideal wife, he joins the art club.
● Comments from Kobayashi Yusuke who voices Subaru Uchimaki
“ I got elected to play the voice of Subaru Uchimaki in this anime! Subaru is a character that aims to draw his perfect wife and has no interest towards girls in real life. That doesn’t mean he hates communicating with the real world, he is actually pretty good at communication. Not to mention, I find this character pretty fun because even though he is not trying, people in the clubs will fall for him. I really hope that I can do justice on Subaru, a character that takes no interest in any dimensional world. Please look forward to the anime!”
● Yusuke Kobayashi’s Profile
Born on March 25th, Tokyo. Belongs to the agency Yu-rin PRO. Some major works of him include Honoka Takamiya in Witch Craft Work, Arslan in The Heroic Legend of Arslan and Azuma Kazuki in BUBUKI/BURANKI and more.
Foreign student who lives in Japan for about 6 to 7 years. A girl who stands out and speaks out her mind freely .
● Comment from Sumire Uesaka who voices Colette
“The drawings in the manga are cute and as I continue to read the manga, I wished I have had a chance to join such an art club. I really look forward to voice Colette, a cute and rowdy character!”
● Sumire Uesaka’s Profile
Born on December 19th, Kanagawa Prefecture. Belongs to Spacecraft entertainment. Some of her major works include Mai Kawakami in Myriad Colors Phantom World, Fubuki in Kantai Collection and Anastasia in The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls and more.
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