Seven Seas Entertainment recently announced multiple yuri title western releases and the anime cast of Adachi and Shimamura.
The new titles include: Fragtime, Failed Princess, Goodbye My Rose Garden, Syrup and finally Adachi and Shimamura. The releases start with an omnibus of Fragtime on April 14th and end with an anthology of Syrup on June 9th. Seven Seas Entertainment will be releasing each of the titles on both print and digital platforms. Most of the releases will feature unseen content as well as additional short stories.
Adachi and Shimamura anime
The light novel franchise Adachi and Shimamura, written by Hitoma Iruma is also getting a TV anime adaptation. The series focuses on the friendship between Adachi and Hogetsu Shimamura, and its development into romance.
This isn’t Hitoma Iruma’s first novel series to inspire an anime series. Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl first aired during the spring 2011 season with animation from Shaft, and was re-released in the west in 2013.
The light novel Adachi and Shimamura finished in 2017, with a total of 18 chapters. It’s about the realization of feelings, and then development of romance between two characters both avoiding class. Seven Seas Entertainment describes the series as follows.
“Adachi and Shimamura, two young women who attend the same high school are inseparable friends. Whether playing table tennis, chatting about favorite TV shows or just relaxing together, they’re happy to share their days. When Adachi’s friendship turns into romantic attraction, the relationship begins to change, one day at a time.”
One of the unique elements of the Adachi and Shimamura manga is the change of perspective between chapters, with the inner dialogue swapping between the two main characters the development in their relationship is always engaging, especially when rivals like Shimamura’s childhood friend, and a chance meeting between Shimamura and Adachi’s mother get involved.
Akari Kitō and Miku Itō voice anime cast
Announced today was the Adachi and Shimamura anime main voice cast. Adachi voices by Akari Kitō, known for voicing Kaho Hinata in Blend S. While Shimamura voices Miku Itō, known for her work as Miku Nakano from The Quintessential Quintuplets. With these popular and talented voices involved fans of the light novels are very excited.
With romance, slice of life and plenty of development, Adachi and Shimamura follows a classic yuri formula that is sure to entertain and engross viewers, and likely will bring a relatively underused idea to the table, with many rivals competing for attention.
Adachi and Shimamura premieres in 2020 on the TBS channel, and the western release of the novel anthology by Seven Seas Entertainment will take place on the June 9th, 2020.