Ayako Kawasumi is joining the cast of the upcoming Unnamed Memory anime as Lucrezia, one of the series’ five witches. She is also depicted in the latest special visual from the series alongside the main character Tinasha which fans can check out below.
Ayako Kawasumi is known for her roles as Nodame in Nodame Cantabile, Fuu in Samurai Champloo, Jacqueline in Tokyo Mew Mew, Natsuki Mogi in Initial D, Elena in Claymore, Aguri Yukimura in Assassination Classroom, Machiko in Death Parade, and Clara Magnolia in Violet Evergarden.
Studio ENGI is animating the series under the direction of Kazuya Miura. Deko Akao is handling the script and Chika Nomi is in charge of the character designs. Akito Matsuda is composing the music. The cast for the anime includes:
- Yoshiki Nakajima as Oscar
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Tinasha
- Shuichiro Umeda as Lazar
- Yuko Natsuyoshi as Sylvia
- Chinatsu Akasaki as Meredina
- Takuya Sato as Ars
- Kohei Amasaki as Curve
- Chitose Morinaga as Narc
The Unnamed Memory anime series was supposed to air in 2023 but was later delayed to this year due to production issues. It is based on a light novel series written by Kuji Furumiya and was first published on the Shosetsuka ni Naro website in September 2012 before being acquired by ASCII Media Works.
The light novel eventually received illustrations by Chibi and was published under the Dengeki no Shin Bungei imprint. It ran from January 2019 to April 2021 and has a total of six volumes. It also received a manga adaptation in ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Daioh magazine with illustrations by Naoki Koshimizu.
Yen Press has licensed both the light novel and manga in English, describing the plot as
“My wish as champion is for you to descend the tower and be my wife.” Climbing a deadly tower, Oscar seeks the power of its master, the Witch of the Azure Moon. He hopes her incredible magic can break a curse that will kill any woman he takes for a wife. When the prince sees how beautiful Tinasha is, though, he has a better idea-since she’s surely strong enough to survive his curse, she should just marry him instead! Tinasha isn’t keen on the idea, but agrees to live with Oscar in the royal castle for a year while researching the spell placed on the prince. The witch’s pretty face hides several lifetimes of dark secrets, however-secrets that begin resurfacing…