The upcoming Skip and Loafer anime has revealed a new key visual, trailer, and opening and ending theme songs. Keina Suda is singing the opening theme “Mellow,” which can be heard in the latest trailer, while Rikako Aida is performing “Hanauta to Mawarimichi,” the ending theme. The anime premieres on April 4.
Studio P.A. Works is animating the series and Kotomi Deai is directing and handling the series composition. Reina Igawa and Manami Umeshita are animation directors and the latter is also serving as the character designer. Takatsugu Wakabayashi is composing the music. The anime previously revealed a trailer and the cast consists of the following:
- Tomoyo Kurosawa as Mitsumi Iwakura
- Akinori Egoshi as Sosuke Shima
- Maaya Uchida as Yuzuki Marashige
- Yuka Terasaki as Mika Egashira
- Megumi Han as Makoto Kurume
All these characters are featured on the brand-new key visual.
The anime Skip and Loafer is based on the manga written and illustrated by Misaki Takamatsu which has been serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon since August 2018. Seven Seas Entertainment is licensing the manga in English and they describe it as:
The critically acclaimed romantic comedy about a country girl chasing her dreams in Tokyo–soon to be an anime! Excellent student Iwakura Mitsumi has always dreamt about leaving her small town, going to a prestigious university, and making positive change in the world. But she’s so focused on reaching her goals that she’s not prepared for the very different (and overwhelming) city life that awaits her in a Tokyo high school. Luckily, she makes fast friends with Shima Sousuke, a handsome classmate who’s as laid-back as she is over-prepared. Can this naive country girl make it big in Tokyo with Sousuke by her side? This charming manga was nominated for the 2020 Manga Taisho Award and is sure to skip its way into your heart.
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©Misaki Takamatsu, Kodansha/ “Skip and Loafer” Production Committee