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Blue Orchestra Anime Main Cast, Visual, Promo Video Revealed

The anime will premiere on NHK Educational on April 9 at 5:00 p.m. JST.

Ao no Orchestra

NHK revealed the main cast for Mokoto Akui’s Ao no Orchestra (The Blue Orchestra) on Friday.

The promotional video is available only on NHK‘s website.

ao no orchestra visual

The anime stars: (musical performers in parenthesis)

  • Shōya Chiba (Ryota Higashi) as Hajime Aono
  • Ai Kakuma (Yurie Yamada) as Ritsuko Akine
  • Shimba Tsuchiya (Takuto Owari) as Nao Saeki
  • Minako Satō (Kyoko Ogawa) as Haru Kozakura
  • Makoto Furukawa (Harumi Sato) as Ichirō Yamada
  • Lynn (Karen Kido) as Shizuka Tachibana
  • Shintarō Asanuma (Tomotaka Seki) as Yō Hatori
  • Junya Enoki (María Dueñas) as Sō Harada
  • Ryotaro Okiayu (Hilary Hahn) as Ryūjin Aono

The anime will premiere on NHK Educational on April 9 at 5:00 p.m. JST.

Jun Sakata (To Your Eternity) is the anime’s production supervisor and chief producer. Seiji Kishi (Assassination ClassroomPersona 4 The AnimationClassroom of the Elite) is directing the anime at Nippon Animation.

Yuuko Kakihara (ChihayafuruDigimon Adventure tri., Persona 4 The Animation, 2022 Urusei Yatsura) is both writing and overseeing the series scripts, and Kazuaki Morita (Assassination Classroom, Classroom of the Elite, Persona 4 The Animation) is designing the characters.

Elex Media describes the manga as:

In the fall of his third and final year of middle school, Hajime Aono, a violin prodigy, stopped playing violin for his own personal reasons.

But it was also that year when he got to know a girl who told him about a high school with a prestigious school orchestra.

Suddenly, the gears in the clock of Aono’s life began to turn again. This is the story of a youth drama that brings forth the harmony between music and the heart!

Source: NHK Anime Twitter