Latest “Scum’s Wish” Anime Preview Gets Intimate With Theme Song Introduction

After this season’s adaptation of The Great Passage (Fune o Amu) – a novel about the production of a dictionary, in winter, Fuji TV’s alt-audience anime block Noitamina will be running an anime adaptation of Mengo Yokoyari’s Big Gangan seinen relationship manga Scum’s Wish (Kuzu no Honka). This week’s Noitamina showcase event presented a new preview with news that 96Neko, a noted Utattemita singer on Nico Nico Douga previously heard on Flying Witch, will perform the opening “False Fireworks.”

Sayuri, heard on the ERASED ending, will be performing this anime’s ending, “Parallel Lines.”




Masaomi Ando (White Album 2, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse) will helm the Lerche production.

Makoto Uezu (Assassinaiton Classroom, Danganronpa, Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace) writes series composition and screenplay. Keiko Kurosawa (Re:␣Hamatora, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle, animation director on Assassination Classroom) is animation director and character designer. Masaru Yokoyama (BBK/BRNK, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) is on the series’ music.


Promo material reiterates that the anime is an international Amazon Prime exclusive.


Crunchyroll describes the manga

Kuzu no Honkai – We are the scum of humanity… Hanabi and Mugi are bathed in envious gazes from all around as a beautiful couple with excellent moral conduct. But these two apparently perfect people in an apparently perfect relationship share a secret they can’t tell anyone.


Cast includes


The cast for Scum’s Wish includes:



Chika Anzai as Hanabi Yasuraoka. Hanabi is a 17 year old 2nd year high school student. She is an honors student who attends advanced classes and has an excellent academic record. Hanabi is family-oriented and enjoys cooking. On the surface, she appears to have a straightforward and honest personality.  



Nobunaga Shimazaki as Mugi Awaya. Mugi attends the same school as Hanabi and is also her classmate. He’s known for his smooth complexion and silky hair. Mugi doesn’t really know Hanabi very well, but they pretend to be better acquainted for reasons only they know.



Haruka Tomatsu as Sanae Ebato. Sanae is one of Hanabi’s friends. They were in the same class in their 1st year of high school, but have since been separated. However, Sanae and Hanabi still get along well and eat lunch together every day.



Shiori Izawa as Noriko Kamomebata, aka Moka. Noriko is a childhood friend of Mugi, whom she refers to as “Ōjisama” (“Prince”) whenever she visits. Noriko hates being called by here real name, and she prefers to be addressed as “Moka”, a name she assumed from the Japanese characters for “motomo kawaii”, (“the most cute”). 



Kenji Nojima as Narumi Kanai. Narumi is a Japanese language teacher and also Hanabi’s home room teacher. Since Hanabi has known him from a young age, she refers to Narumi as “Oni-chan” (“older brother”).



And Aki Toyosaki as Akane Minagawa. Akane is the music teacher at the school that Hanabi and Mugi attend. Akane is always well-dressed and is very popular with the students. Akane was Mugi’s private tutor when he was in middle school, so she refers to him as “Mugi-chan”.


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.