Loving Yamada at Lv999 revealed a key visual, trailer, and the opening and ending theme songs on Tuesday. KANA-BOON is collaborating with the Peggies’ vocalist and guitarist Yuuho Kitazawa in performing the opening song titled “Gradation” which can also be heard in the latest trailer. Meanwhile, the ending theme “Trick Art” is sung by singer and songwriter Ryujin Kiyoshi. The anime also revealed additional cast members: Saori Onishi as Momoko Maeda, Nobuo Tobita as Takezo Kamota, and Rio Tsuchiya as Yukari Tsubaki. The series is scheduled to premiere on April 1.
Studio MADHOUSE is animating the series with Morio Asaka as director. Yasuhiro Nakanishi is supervising the series composition and Kunihiko Hamada is on character designs. The main cast includes Inori Minase who plays Akane Kinoshita and Koki Uchiyama who voices Akito Yamada. Natsuki Hanae and Ai Kakuma are also a part of the cast, as Eita Sasaki and Runa Sasaki respectively. A screening event of the first episode with the Loving Yamada at Lvl999 anime cast will be held at United Cinemas Aqua City Odaiba in Tokyo on March 25.
The anime is based on the manga by Mashiro which began its serialization on Comic Smart’s Ganma! manga website in March 2019. Mangamo licensed it in English and they describe the story as:
Recently dumped, Akane is just about to quit the game she used to play with her boyfriend, when she meets Yamada in the same RPG. Yamada in real life turns out to be somewhat of a legend. The only problem is – he is ONLY interested in the game. As Akane’s feelings grow, will Yamada’s focus stay on the game?