Shoujo Manga “Sukitte Ii Na Yo” Being Adapted Into Anime, Cast Revealed

Kodansha’s Dessert magazine for the August issue as well as Starchild have announced the cast for a new shoujo anime that will be adapted by ZEXCS starting this fall. The series, “Sukitte Ii Na Yo,” is a shoujo manga series about a socially distant high school girl’s unexpected romance with the most popular boy in school. The anime cast will be the same as the drama CD released earlier this year.

Kayano Ai as Tachibana Mei
Sakurai Takahiro as Kurosawa Yamato
Taneda Risa as Oikawa Asami
Shimazaki Nobunaga as Nakanishi Kenji
Uchiyama Yumi as Mutou Aiko
Kotobuki Minako as Kitagawa Megumi
Maeno Tomoaki as Takemura Kai

The anime adaption will be directed by Satou Takuya, the director for Steins;Gate and Strawberry Marshmallow, with Okuda Yoshiko doing character designs, Kuroyanagai Toshimasa as series director, Watanabe Junko as chief animation director, and Nomi Yuuji as music director.

Source: Comic Natalie, Oricon

Now my question is “Why Sakurai? Must you still continue to do these cheesy lead romance roles?”