It’s time to start getting to know the heroes of Kenka Banchou Otome -Girl Beats Boys-, the upcoming light novel adaptation that makes Haruhi’s debt in Ouran High School Host Club look like a cushy job.
The original VN is a spinoff of the Kenka Banchou fighting game series, this one featuring a young woman named Hinako masquerading as her long-lost twin brother so he doesn’t have to go to the toughest school in the prefecture. Thus Hinako — now Hikaru — attends Shishiku Academy in her brother’s place.
The newest PV introduces Takayuki Konparu, “The Strongest First-Year Stoic Delinquent.”
According to his official description (via Otome Jikan):
In the class beside the heroine, he is the strongest in their grade. As a user of jiu-jitsu he fights regardless of his physique. In regard to the heroine, who is smaller than everyone else, he feels a kindred spirit and is kind to her somewhat. But, because he dislikes females under the prejudice that “females = weak”, never in his wildest dreams would he think that the heroine is a girl.
Shouta Aoi (Ai Mikaze, Uta no Prince-sama), who voiced Takayuki in the visual novel, will be reprising the role in the anime.
A previous PV introduced the good-natured Totomaru Minowa, voiced by KENN.
Kenka Banchou Otome -Girl Beats Boys- premieres April 12 on TOKYO MX.
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, blogs and runs interviews for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl’s Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.