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.
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
Jun Sakata (To Your Eternity) is the anime’s production supervisor and chief producer. Seiji Kishi (Assassination Classroom, Persona 4 The Animation, Classroom of the Elite) is directing the anime at Nippon Animation.
Yuuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru, Digimon 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