Sentai Filmworks announced at its panel at the Anime NYC convention on Saturday that it has licensed the anime adaptation of Sato’s Fragtime manga. The anime had its U.S. premiere at Anime NYC directly prior to Sentai Filmworks’ panel, with voice actress Miku Itō and producer Yūsuke Terada present.
The anime will open with limited screenings at Shinjuku’s Wald 9 and other theaters in Japan on November 22.
The anime’s cast includes:
Miku Itō as Misuzu Moritani
Yume Miyamoto as Haruka Murakami
Chika Anzai as Yukari Kobayashi Miyuri Shimabukuro Miho Hayashi Yuichiro Umehara Azusa Tadokoro Minami Takahashi Ayane Sakura
Takuya Satō (Kase-san and Morning Glories) is directing the anime and writing the script at Tear Studio (Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King, Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?). Tomoko Sudo (Kase-san and Morning Glories animation director) is designing the characters. rionos (Kase-san and Morning Glories) is composing the music. Pony Canyon will distribute the film. The film’s theme song is a cover of the 2001 song “fragile” by the pop group Every Little Thing, performed by the leads Miku Itō and Yume Miyamoto as their respective characters.
Other staff members include:
Prop Design: Seiji Nishimoto Color Design: You Iwaida Art Director: Takashi Honda Art Setting: Takashi Honda, Masahiro Sato, Hidefumi Kimura Director of Photography: Takeshi Kuchiba Editing: Masahiro Goto
The “time-stopping yuri” manga centers on high school student Misuzu Moritani. Misuzu has the power to stop time for three minutes a day. One day, she uses that power to try to peek up the skirt of her classmate, the beautiful Haruka Murakami, but the power for some reason doesn’t work on Haruka, and Haruka finds out Misuzu’s secret.
Sato published the manga on Akita Shoten’s “Champion Tap!” manga website (now known as Manga Cross) from 2013-2014. Akita Shoten published two compiled book volumes for the series.