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'Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm' Key Visual and Cast Revealed

by arsonal
Oct 27, 2015 3:00 AM | 47 Comments
An official website has opened for the Winter 2016 anime Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm (Four Rhythm Across the Blue), revealing a new key visual and the cast of the series.

The series is an adaptation of the visual novel by sprite. Also known by the short name Aokana, the visual novel won the Grand Prize and User's Choice Award in the 2014 Moe Game Awards. A PlayStation Vita version is scheduled for release in 2016 featuring the same cast as the anime series.

Studio Gonzo will animate the series under the direction of Fumitoshi Oizaki (Etotama). Animation character designs were created by Keiya Nakano (Escha & Logy no Atelier), while Reiko Yoshida (Romeo x Juliet) is composing the series scripts.

Cast
Asuka Kurashina: Misato Fukuen (Strike Witches)
Misaki Tobisawa: Azumi Asakura (The iDOLM@STER)
Mashiro Arisaka: Nozomi Yamamoto (Absolute Duo)
Rika Ichinose: Madoka Yonezawa (Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai)

Official site: http://www.aokana-anime.com/

Source: Ota☆Suke

20 of 47 Comments Recent Comments

aokana..
wow gotta play it before it comes out...

Nov 1, 2015 10:14 PM by rageiX

AoKana Anime is worth to wait... i've read the novel and it was amazingly diabetic with romance.. hope the anime can bring out all the "vanilla" inside of it...

pretty much starting new year with diabetic anime.... such as this

Nov 1, 2015 9:14 PM by H-Notowidjojo

#excited #woo

Oct 31, 2015 12:44 AM by kevster101

This looks like one of those VNs where the MC speaks one liners constantly while being bombarded by the girls' non-stop chattering, full of boring dialogues about mundane things that just goes on forever with the bland bgm playing still. At worst it'll be insta-drop and at best it'll be a timewaster when nothing's to do. The last VN adaptations i truly enjoyed was Grisaia due to how nonsensical and ridiculous it was that it became unintentionally funny. Doesn't look like this series will be anything like that.

Also, bonus point since the heroines aren't some sex doll-looking chicks with obnoxious hair ornaments.

Oct 30, 2015 8:38 AM by Amiluhur

Paulo27 said:
Jiharo said:


This mean nothing. Just because of the ratio, you can't based it like that. Saki had surpassed that ratio, but it ain't a harem. Get your facts right.

A harem is a harem when it has an ending that has more than 1 heroine getting together with the protagonist. If you don't know how VNs are structured, it'll be nice to keep mum. VNs routings don't work the same way as anime.
It's funny because people think it being harem is a bad thing, MC doesn't need to get together will all of them to be harem, it's harem when the girls are all interested in MC, that's gonna heavily rely on how they adapt this tho.

This.

Oct 29, 2015 10:29 PM by Thai777

I like character design
Nice Cast

Oct 28, 2015 3:19 PM by AsashinaShin

Jiharo said:
Matoro_Mahri said:


Man, people can watch what they want, but don't deny what you're watching. When the female to male ratio exceeds about 3:1, it qualifies for harem status, and pretty much all the exceptions feature actual adult characters.


This mean nothing. Just because of the ratio, you can't based it like that. Saki had surpassed that ratio, but it ain't a harem. Get your facts right.

A harem is a harem when it has an ending that has more than 1 heroine getting together with the protagonist. If you don't know how VNs are structured, it'll be nice to keep mum. VNs routings don't work the same way as anime.
It's funny because people think it being harem is a bad thing, MC doesn't need to get together will all of them to be harem, it's harem when the girls are all interested in MC, that's gonna heavily rely on how they adapt this tho.

Oct 28, 2015 12:30 AM by Paulo27

Matoro_Mahri said:
Arcofdream said:

What "fact"? Something you made up entirely without any knowledge whatsoever about this game or eroge in general?

98% of medium-high priced eroge have more than one heroine, but that doesn't automatically makes it a harem. What you're looking at is eroge that are aimed at the harem genre. Harem in an eroge means there will be a harem ending, and normally the protagonist will have group sex with 2 or more heroines. Ao no Kanata belongs to the charage category, and charage are generally not harem at all.

Standard harem eroge with harem ending: http://seiya-saiga.com/game/cube/kurafuta.html

Ao no Kanata with no harem ending in sight: http://seiya-saiga.com/game/sprite/aokana.html


Man, people can watch what they want, but don't deny what you're watching. When the female to male ratio exceeds about 3:1, it qualifies for harem status, and pretty much all the exceptions feature actual adult characters.


This mean nothing. Just because of the ratio, you can't based it like that. Saki had surpassed that ratio, but it ain't a harem. Get your facts right.

A harem is a harem when it has an ending that has more than 1 heroine getting together with the protagonist. If you don't know how VNs are structured, it'll be nice to keep mum. VNs routings don't work the same way as anime.

Oct 27, 2015 9:23 PM by Jiharo

Doesn't look too good, honestly. Liked the art but the VAs and Gonzo...

Oct 27, 2015 7:06 PM by DeusExMavro

oreology said:
Predicting to be a very good VN turned mediocre


Other way around, lol

This is the same people who wrote KoiChoco, so even if this is rated higher I will be seriously surprised if it's memorable in any way.

Oct 27, 2015 3:26 PM by Red_Tuesday

Far from promising staff and cast. At least it doesn't have a harem tag?
There might be some harmless fun romance time to be had here.
Not holding my breath for a Gonzo VN adaptation though...

Oct 27, 2015 2:38 PM by NaturalPerm

Not interested in this main cast. The design looks cute though, I like the uniforms.

Oct 27, 2015 2:28 PM by mirana

Predicting to be a very good VN turned mediocre or rather crappy adaptation. And Gonzo for modern VN adaptations? Just sad.

Oct 27, 2015 12:25 PM by oreology

>Gonzo
holy balls lol.Welp, going to watch this cause i heard many people say good things about VN and i like chara design, still not expecting anything above average tho cause...harem ͡°; ͜ʖ ͡;°
Also going love to see how Gonzo does these days.

Oct 27, 2015 12:05 PM by iLostReason

Arcofdream said:
mouadessaddiki said:
You do know that I just stated the genre of the VN and it's a fact?

What "fact"? Something you made up entirely without any knowledge whatsoever about this game or eroge in general?

98% of medium-high priced eroge have more than one heroine, but that doesn't automatically makes it a harem. What you're looking at is eroge that are aimed at the harem genre. Harem in an eroge means there will be a harem ending, and normally the protagonist will have group sex with 2 or more heroines. Ao no Kanata belongs to the charage category, and charage are generally not harem at all.

Standard harem eroge with harem ending: http://seiya-saiga.com/game/cube/kurafuta.html

Ao no Kanata with no harem ending in sight: http://seiya-saiga.com/game/sprite/aokana.html


Man, people can watch what they want, but don't deny what you're watching. When the female to male ratio exceeds about 3:1, it qualifies for harem status, and pretty much all the exceptions feature actual adult characters.

Oct 27, 2015 10:22 AM by Matoro_Mahri

Good, still same Seiyuu cast like from the Game VN

Oct 27, 2015 9:33 AM by MizuhashiYusuke

I like how it looks, gonna watch it.

Oct 27, 2015 8:36 AM by fruits_punch95

This looks good ;).

Oct 27, 2015 7:57 AM by Duatizer

Cool_DuDE said:
Well bro then that contradicts your statements according to which U say VN's have shitty adaptation while some of most epic anime have been based on VN's
Not necessary this anime won't have a second season ^^

You should re-read what I said:
Sadly most VN adaptations turn out to be crap because they usually only get 12 episode adaptations and it's even worse if they don't have a true ending or linear plot which usually results in adaptations of all the routes.


It definitely wasn't about shows like Little Busters, Clannad, Fate/Stay Night, Steins;Gate which either have more than 12 episodes, didn't get all routes adapted into a single TV show or had a true ending/linear plot.

Also I don't know about "most epic anime".

Oct 27, 2015 7:41 AM by Kruzy

Kruzy said:
Cool_DuDE said:
*cough* What abt Little Busters! And Fate Stay/Night?????

What about them? Little Busters got over 40 episodes and Fate/Stay Night's 3 routes got adapted into 3 different anime instead of all 3 routes being in one TV show.


Well bro then that contradicts your statements according to which U say VN's have shitty adaptation while some of most epic anime have been based on VN's

Not necessary this anime won't have a second season ^^

Oct 27, 2015 7:34 AM by DCLXVII

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