The upcoming Hoshikuzu Telepath anime unveiled a new key visual featuring the characters Umika Konohoshi, Yuu Akeuchi, Haruno Takaragi, and Matataki Raimon walking together towards a lighthouse. The anime revealed its first trailer last June which also featured the characters. The series will premiere in October and studio Gokumi (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) is animating with Kaori (The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬) as director.
The cast of the anime consists of Yurie Funato as Umika Konohoshi, Seria Fukagawa as Yuu Akeuchi, Moe Nagamuta as Haruno Takaragi, Shiki Aoki as Matataki Raimon, Hina Yomiya as Honami Konohoshi, and Natsumi Takamori as Emihara. Miku Ito will perform the opening theme song “Ten to Sen” and the voice actress unit SoundOrion will perform the ending theme song “Tentaizu.” The staff includes Natsuko Takahashi (Comic Girls) as scriptwriter and Takahiro Sakai (Ms. Vampire Who Lives In My Neighborhood) as character designer and chief animation director.
Hoshikuzu Telepath is a four-panel manga series written and illustrated by Rasuko Okuma. Houbunsha’s seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara has been serializing the title since May 2019. The manga was nominated for Best Printed Manga in the seventh “Next Manga Awards” in 2021.
The series is a coming-of-age story that follows a shy girl named Umika Konohoshi, who is having a hard time socializing with others and making friends. One day, a transfer student named Yu Akeuchi appears. She turns out to be an alien who can read others’ feelings by touching their foreheads.