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A Galaxy Next Door TV Anime To Premiere On April 8

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Asahi Production has released another promotional trailer for the A Galaxy Next Door TV anime, featuring a few scenes of the dual protagonists and supporting characters with Chinatsu Matsumoto's opening song in the background. The trailer also coincides with three new casts joining the TV anime, which is set to premiere on April 8. Crunchyroll previously revealed its plans to simulcast the series as it airs for international audiences.

The official website for the series also revealed a new key visual to preview the first season. Additional cast members include Rie Takahashi as Chihiro Ibusuki, Tomokazu Siguta as Masahiro Morikuni, and Yoko Hikasa as Momoka Morikuni. A Galaxy Next Door TV anime stars Taku Yashiro as Ichiro Kuga, Yu Wakui as Shiori Goshiki, Rino Endo as Machi Kuga, and Maria Naganawa as Fumio Kuga. Taku Yashiro previously appeared in the Chainsaw Man TV anime as Hirokozu Arai, and Yu Wakui is best known for her role as Sumire Hikami in the Aikatsu TV anime and movie.

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Ryuichi Kımura, who previously worked on the Aikatsu series, is taking the directorial duties at Asashi Production, with Gigaemon Ichikawa writing the script. He assumed episodic roles for the Duel Masters series and worked in the Kedama no Gonjiro as the series composer. Yasuka Otoki is also in the charge of character design. The series is being animated by Asahi Production, which was previously involved with the Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 TV project.

A Galaxy Next Door TV anime is based on Gido Amagakure's Otonari ni Ginga manga that was first launched in Kodansha's Good! Afternoon magazine back in April 2020. Kodansha USA is currently publishing the manga in English. As for the plot, it tells the emotional story of Ichirou Kuga, who has struggled to support his two siblings in middle school education ever since their father died.

Ichirou has a passion for drawing manga, but he has to keep wrestling with pen and paper until a new assistant pops into his life. A Galaxy Next Door also declares Kuga and his new assistant, Shiori Goshiki, to be engaged to be married.

Gido Amagakure's romantic comedy manga is also inspiring a live-action series produced by NHK, which will premiere on April 3. Hayato Sano will play the main character Ichirou Kuga, while Yoshihito Okashita will direct the series. The anime adaptation of the manga, A Galaxy Next Door, will air on April 8 on Crunchyroll.

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