The official website for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Hiro’s school manga Akebi-chan no Sailor-fuku / Akebi’s Sailor Uniform announced today that it is set to premiere in Japan on January 8, 2022.
The anime tells a slow, sparkling coming-of-age story of the protagonist Komichi Akebi and her classmates in a prestigious girls’ junior high school. Miyuki Kuroki (The [email protected] SideM) serves as the director, alongside the series composition/script writer Rino Yamazaki (DARLING in the FRANXX) and the character designer Megumi Kouno (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls). CloverWorks (Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia) works on anime production.
— TVアニメ「明日ちゃんのセーラー服」2022.1.8 ON AIR【公式】 (@AKEBI_chan) December 3, 2021
At the same time, the anime’s second key visual, drawn by Taishi Kawakami, who serves as the sub-character designer and chief animation director, is revealed. It shows a scene where the protagonist Komichi Akebi, who enters the Roubai private school, meets her first classmate, Erika Kizaki. The two girls exchange words by the window of the classroom with the bright morning light.
2nd key visual:
Prior to the TV premiere, a special program with the three main VAs – Manatsu Murakami (Komichi Akebi), Sora Amamiya (Erika Kizaki), and Shion Wakayama (Tomono Kojo) – will be live-streamed on YouTube from 20:00 (JST) / 03:00 (PT) on December 18. In addition, the voice actor of the yet-to-be-revealed character will appear as a special guest!
Manatsu Murakami / Sora Amamiya / Shion Wakayama:
1st key visual:
Source: Aniplex press release
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