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TV Anime 'Rewrite' Announces Cast

by Stark700
Dec 29, 2015 1:54 AM | 68 Comments
A key visual, teaser preview, and the cast of the main characters have been announced on the official website for the TV anime adaptation of visual novel Rewrite. The series is scheduled to premiere in Summer 2016.

Cast
Kotarou Tennouji: Masakazu Morita (Baccano!)
Kotori Kanbe: Chiwa Saitou (Akatsuki no Yona)
Chihaya Ootori: Saya Shinomiya
Akane Senri: Eri Kitamura (Fairy Tail)
Shizuru Nakatsu: Keiko Suzuki (Little Busters!)
Lucia Konohana: Risa Asaki
Kagari: Kana Hanazawa (Nisekoi)

Synopsis
Rewrite is set in the fictional city Kazamatsuri where tree-planting and afforestation have caused the city to become overgrown with trees and flowers in much the same way that other cities are filled by buildings. However, while most of the city appears to be rural, there are many traditional city elements as well. While set in a modern setting, the city also gives off a strange sense of nostalgia.

Tennouji Kotarou lives here. He's a high school student who has the ability to rewrite his own body; he can become stronger and faster at any time he chooses. He investigates supernatural mysteries with five girls from his school. (Source: VNDB)

The series is based on the Japanese visual novel of the same name developed by Key and published by VisualArt for Windows. It was released on June 24, 2011 and was later available on the Playstation Portable, Playstation Vita, and Playstation 3 platforms.

Teaser


Official site: http://www.rewrite-anime.tv/

Source: Otakomu

20 of 68 Comments Recent Comments

Don't know what to expect from this but i'll be looking forward to Saito's and Hanazawa's character.

Jan 19, 2016 3:18 PM by Kryptiq

Will definitly watch this.

Jan 4, 2016 10:18 AM by Chibi-Alice

TheNaturalPerm said:
the clumsy transfer student Chihaya, the strict class representative Lucia, and the unassuming Shizuru.

Jeez where is the goddamn childhood friend tsundere?

Friend told me that he started playing the visual novel due to the hype surrounding this project.
Apparently it features dramatic filled events such as 'a girl is stuck on a tree and our heroic protagonist has to get her down WITHOUT looking at her panties'.
Truly an insurmountable and heroic task!

I sure hope this doesn't turn out as bad as Little Busters wafu de nano desu.


I have a feeling this may turn out bad, but the lack of childhood friend tsundere disappoints me. I hope there will be some redeeming qualities since I loved Clanned.

Jan 2, 2016 10:18 AM by LoremasterEolas

Snappynator said:
Red_Tuesday said:


The seiyuu, she always seemed like phoned-in lines.

Maybe it's just me, but I thought Risa Asaki did a good job at portraying Lucia.


She is almost there, so I understand that people like her, but in some very key scenes she tries much too hard and sounds counterfeit, especially when sobbing.

Jan 1, 2016 11:16 AM by Red_Tuesday

Red_Tuesday said:
Thai777 said:

What kind of change are you talking about? Her design? Seiyuu?


The seiyuu, she always seemed like phoned-in lines.

Maybe it's just me, but I thought Risa Asaki did a good job at portraying Lucia.

Dec 31, 2015 8:22 AM by Snappynator

I'm trying to have literally zero expectations because I don't want to be disappointed, can't even imagine how to propely adapt this.
But at least we'll still have Chiwa Saito and the rest <3

Dec 31, 2015 1:33 AM by Winter_Firefly

Thai777 said:
Red_Tuesday said:
It's a silly VN with literally zero suspension of disbelief, and I was hoping the official synopsis would communicate that fact properly so anime-only watchers wouldn't spew the episode threads full of WTF posts about it being "a stupid comedy".

Other than that, I was hoping Lucia would get changed, but I guess she fits the half-comedy half-serious setting and plot.

What kind of change are you talking about? Her design? Seiyuu?


The seiyuu, she always seemed like phoned-in lines.

Dec 30, 2015 7:22 PM by Red_Tuesday

jc9622 said:
Honestly, Kyoto Animation (and probably J.C Staff) is the only studio I trust when adapting a "Key" VN so I'm not getting my hopes up for this anime


To be honest that just depends on the director at hand, not the studio. Although the director was behind Grisaia no Kajitsu so I get you I guess?

Then again Romeo Tanaka is in the project as well (as in probably involvement) so there's a chance it might turn good, but I go 50-50

Dec 30, 2015 5:11 PM by Symphyon

Honestly, Kyoto Animation (and probably J.C Staff) is the only studio I trust when adapting a "Key" VN so I'm not getting my hopes up for this anime

Dec 30, 2015 3:49 PM by jc9622

Looks like they kept the cast :D
Mayuka said:
That synopsis sounds great, I'm looking forward even if it's just a harem.

really m8? just a harem? smh

Dec 30, 2015 3:48 PM by Kotarou_

I hope it's good, it'll be a tough one to adapt well. It also needs enough episodes, I hope they have 3-4 split cours of 12 episodes each or 2 seasons of 24 episodes

Dec 30, 2015 8:34 AM by Hoppy

TheNaturalPerm said:
the clumsy transfer student Chihaya, the strict class representative Lucia, and the unassuming Shizuru.

Jeez where is the goddamn childhood friend tsundere?

Friend told me that he started playing the visual novel due to the hype surrounding this project.
Apparently it features dramatic filled events such as 'a girl is stuck on a tree and our heroic protagonist has to get her down WITHOUT looking at her panties'.
Truly an insurmountable and heroic task!

I sure hope this doesn't turn out as bad as Little Busters wafu de nano desu.

kind of frightening.
Although, there's a good chance of it being at least better than little buster. I mean, no Yanase Natsumi among the seiyuu (so far...), and seiyuu like Chiwa Saito and hanakana.
As long as they don't screw up on the music side, this should at least far more bearable for the ears than LB was. As for the scenario, cliché characters, and poor animation, that can hardly be worse than LB anyway.
So yeah, that's probably going to be better. Plus it's probably difficult to reach such a low level other than intentionally.

Dec 30, 2015 8:26 AM by Zefyris

Wow, summer 2016? I thought the earliest we'd get was fall 2016, so this is a nice surprise. If the Ace Attorney anime is two cours, then I can watch two of my favorite VNs animated in a single season.

I fucking love 2016 already.

Dec 30, 2015 8:05 AM by Samu-tan

I don't have any problems with 8-bit but I'm sure this won't raise my opinions on Rewrite at all. Looking forward to Yoshino at least, I hope his VA returns.

Dec 30, 2015 12:22 AM by talentlessash

Ishkoten said:
Yes I can hear "Tennouji Kotaroooooooooou" again from Lucia xD

^ this..
I should replaying the common route sometimes... xD

Dec 29, 2015 10:03 PM by Plutia

Very nice to get confirmation on cast, was slightly worried they might replace Masakazu.

If there's one thing we can count on, it's that he'll knock it out of the park, and every scene with Kotori and Akane will be gold.

Dec 29, 2015 9:07 PM by AlexTheRiot

sorry for Key but this gonna be a trainwreck 100%
serious.. why 8-bit? :(

Dec 29, 2015 7:54 PM by santk

Red_Tuesday said:
It's a silly VN with literally zero suspension of disbelief, and I was hoping the official synopsis would communicate that fact properly so anime-only watchers wouldn't spew the episode threads full of WTF posts about it being "a stupid comedy".

Other than that, I was hoping Lucia would get changed, but I guess she fits the half-comedy half-serious setting and plot.

What kind of change are you talking about? Her design? Seiyuu?

Dec 29, 2015 6:50 PM by Thai777

It's a silly VN with literally zero suspension of disbelief, and I was hoping the official synopsis would communicate that fact properly so anime-only watchers wouldn't spew the episode threads full of WTF posts about it being "a stupid comedy".

Other than that, I was hoping Lucia would get changed, but I guess she fits the half-comedy half-serious setting and plot.

Dec 29, 2015 6:26 PM by Red_Tuesday

Yes I can hear "Tennouji Kotaroooooooooou" again from Lucia xD

Dec 29, 2015 5:50 PM by Ishkoten

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