The smartphone game 18 – Kimi ni tsunagaru Puzzle, with more that 2 million downloads, is going to be adapted into an anime starting July 2017. As the broadcasting date gets closer, we have received new information about 18if, such as the main staff, main cast, and a new teaser visual. And on top of that, their homepage has been renewed!
Although the general director has already been announced to be Koji Morimoto, the series revealed that each episode will be produced under a different director. If we think of recent anime that have a different director for each episode, the 2010 anime Mayoi Neko Overrun! comes to mind, so we wonder who will work on this project and what unique style they will provide to each episode.
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Haruto Tsukishiro
Takehito Koyasu as Katsumi Kanzaki
Kaori Nazuka as Lily
General Director: Koji Morimoto
Series Composition: Atsuhiro Tomioka
Design Supervision: Hiroko Kazui
Character Design: Tadashi Oppata
Background Art: Tatsuya Sakai
Art Director: Sawako Takagi
Color Design: Toshie Suzuki, Yuko Sato
CG Director: Akine Nagamine
Director of Photography: Naoto Kitamura
Editing: Akari Saito
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Music: Ryudai Abe
Animation Production: GONZO
Original Work: Mobcast Inc.
Director: Akira Nishimori (Episode 1)
Main Character Introduction
Haruto Tsukishiro (VA: Nobunaga Shimazaki)
A boy who finds himself in the dream world and is the only person who is able to see a girl named Lily.
He meets the professor, learns of the witches, and gets entangled in various incidents.
Katsumi Kanzaki (VA: Takehito Koyasu)
He studies the dream world and is called ‘Professor’ by Haruto. As Haruto can see Lily, he is interested in him and includes him in his research, trying to understand the dream world and the ‘Sleeping Beauty Syndrome.’ Usually he wears a lab coat and sandals, but when he dives in, he takes on the form of a cat.
Lily (VA: Kaori Nazuka)
She suddenly appears in the dream world and only Haruto can see her. Seeming to appear out of nowhere, she calls Haruto ‘Onii-chan’ and appears only around him.
TV Anime ’18if’
Official Website: http://18if.jp/
(c) mobcast inc./18if project