The upcoming My Clueless First Friend anime unveiled its second preview trailer on Friday, featuring the opening theme song of the series titled “Alcor to Polaris” by Reina Kondo. The first preview trailer was released in January this year. The series is slated to premiere on April 9 and ABEMA will stream the anime a week in advance starting on April 2.
Studio Signpost is animating with Shigenori Kageyama as director. Takafumi Hoshikawa and Shogo Yasukawa are writing the script, Chikashi Kadekaru illustrates character designs, and Toshio Masuda is composing the music. The musical duo Kitri is performing the ending theme song titled “Kokorone” and all announced cast members include:
- Konomi Kohara as Akane Nishimura
- Shizuka Ishigami as Taiyo Takada.
- Kengo Kawanishi as Daichi Hino
- Reina Kondo as Umi Adachi
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Yukiko Takada
- Wakana Maruoka as Sumire
- Kohei Amasaki as Kotaro
- Jun Fukuyama as Akane’s father
The anime is based on the manga series by Taku Kawamura which has been serialized by Square Enix’s shonen manga magazine Monthly Gangan Joker since May 2018. Square Enix Manga & Books is publishing the manga in English and they describe the first volume as:
Opposites attract when a cheerful airhead meets the resident wallflower of his new class in this heartwarming, slice-of-life school comedy series!
One lonely, gloomy fifth-grade girl is the target of her classmates’ relentless bullying and teasing—that is, until a new kid arrives on the scene. Friendly Takada is as clueless as he is well-meaning, but somehow he possesses the magic ability to start drawing “Grim Reaper” Nishimura out of her shell. As the elementary schoolers experience all the fun of a childhood summer together—from going to the pool to picking sunflowers to watching fireworks—an unusual friendship blossoms!
Source: Official Twitter
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