VIDEO: Latest “Doukyusei” Anime Preview Goes Online

A second 90-second preview offers the latest look at the anime film adaptation of Asumiko Nakamura’s BL manga DoukyuseiThe one volume work, also known as Classmate, has been licensed for English by Digital Manga Guild.


The story follows relationship between two high school second graders, Licht Sajo (CV:Kenji Nojima) who is an honour student wearing glasses, and Hikaru Kusakabe (Hiroshi Kamiya) who is playing in a rock band.

Hideo Ishikawa, best known as Itachi Uchiha in Naruto, was recently introduced as the 35-year-old gay teacher Manabu Hara who secretly falls in love with one of the two protagonists, Licht Sajo.  The anime film adaptation is produced by A-1 Pictures, with Shouko Nakamura (Mawaru Penguindrum chief director) directing. 


The feature will be released in 30 theaters on February 20, 2016.


Doukyuusei PV2 by pKjd



Original Work: Asumiko Nakamura
Director: Shoko Nakamura
Character Designer: Akemi Hayashi
Art Director: Chieko Nakamura (Studio Cocolo)
Colour Design: Ritsuko Utagawa
Photography Director: Yukiko Nagase
3DCG: Kaori Sato
Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama (Real-T)
Music: Kotaro Oshio
Sound Director: Akiko Fujita
Sound Production: HALF H・P STUDIO
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures



via pKjd


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.