The official website of the previously announced Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita. (Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It) television anime revealed the cast, production staff members, and a key visual (pictured) on Wednesday. The anime adaptation of Alfred Yamamoto's romantic comedy manga, also known by its short name RikeKoi, will air in 2020.
Shinya Yukimura: Yuuma Uchida (Banana Fish)
Ayame Himuro: Sora Amamiya (Akame ga Kill!)
Kotonoha Kanade: Natsuko Hara (Hajimete no Gal)
Ena Ibarada: Nichika Oomori (Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!?)
Kosuke Inukai: Jun Fukushima (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!)
Kyouju Ikeda: Ryotaro Okiayu (Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun)
Rikekuma: Momo Asakura (Charlotte)
Director: Tooru Kitahata (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next)
Assistant Director: Kenta Oonishi (Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory episode director)
Series Composition: Rintarou Ikeda (Renai Boukun script)
Script: Rintarou Ikeda, Michiko Yokote (Nagi no Asu kara)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Yuusuke Isouchi (One Piece animation director)
Prop Design: Mahiru Shinya (Gunjou no Magmell)
Background Art: Totonyan (Net-juu no Susume)
Art Director: Hirofumi Sakagami (Imouto sae Ireba Ii.)
Color Design: Aiko Matsuyama (Grand Blue)
Director of Photography: Kousuke Tanaka (Masou Gakuen HxH)
Editing: Masamitsu Utsunomiya (Dive!!)
Sound Director: Yuuichi Imaizumi (Sora to Umi no Aida)
Background Music: Supa Love
Producer: Shunsuke Saitou (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)
Executive Producer: Kouichirou Natsume (Jashin-chan Dropkick)
Kaoru Ootsuka, hisakuni, and Takuma Sogi are reuniting as music composers from their previous work Shichisei no Subaru. Shouichirou Hirata (ClassicaLoid theme song composition), Shuuhei Takahashi (Miss Monochrome: The Animation insert song composition), and Yuuko Takahashi are also credited for music.
Yamamoto originally launched the manga as a one-shot in Comic Meteor web magazine in March 2016, which began regular serialization in May of the same year. Flex Comix will publish the sixth volume on July 11. RikeKoi has a cumulative 750,000 copies of its compiled volumes in print.
The manga inspired a four-episode live-action drama series in September 2018. A live-action film opened in Japan on February 1.
Source: Comic Natalie
Joined: Jul 2017
Guessing Amamiya is gonna do the Touka/Iris style voice for Ayame. Interesting about Yuuma for Shinya, seemed more like a Sugita voiced character, but it could just be because Yuuma always ends up voicing (blond) delinquents :P
Interested to how Zero-G is gonna do with this since they only really have Grand Blue as notable shows
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Joined: Jan 2019
Sounds like a potentionally fun story, but in all honestly I am putting on the PTW list mainly since I am always a sucker for glasses girls, bonus if they are leggy and busty.
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Joined: Jun 2017
I hope this’ll air along with 5-toubun no Hanayome Season 2!
Sounds like a Kaguya-sama: Love is War after all but I’ll keep my hopes and expectations in check lol.
Studio Zero-G is really hit or miss Studio for me. I heavily enjoyed the Doukyonin wa Hiza TokiDoki show but didn’t find Grand Blue too pleasing so mixed feelings here. Cast and Staff members are solid though!