Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki To Be Simulcasted on Aniplus Asia

Aniplus Asia announced that it will simulcast the upcoming Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki anime. The anime will premiere on January 8, 2021 and air on Fridays at 8.30 PM GMT+8, with encores on Saturdays at 6.30 PM GMT+8. 

Based on a light novel series written by Yuki Yaku and illustrated by Fly, the anime was first announced in October 2019. The staff includes Shinsuke Yanagi (The Ryou’s Work is Never Done!) as director, Akane Yano (And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online?) as character designer, and Fumihiko Shimo (CLANNAD, Kanon) as series composer, and Hiromi Mizutani (Sunday Without God) as music composer. project No.9 is in charge of animation production. 

Gen Satou (A3!) is voicing the titular Fumiya Tomozaki, while Hisako Kanemoto (Dr. Stone, Gleipnir) is voicing female protagonist Aoi Hinami. The other cast members include Ikumi Hasegawa (If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It To The Budokan, I Would Die) as Minami Nanami, Ai Kayano (Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld, KONOSUBA -God’s blessing on this wonderful world!) as Fuuka Kikuchi, Ryouko Maekawa (Children of the Whales) as Hanabi Natsubayashi, Nene Hieda (Warlords of Sigrdrifa) as Yuzu Izumi, and Nobunaga Shimazaki (Jujutsu Kaisen) as Takahiro Mizusawa.

Yen Press, which publishes the English version of the light novels, describes the story as:

Tomozaki is one of the best gamers in Japan, and in his opinion, the game of real life is one of the worst. No clear-cut rules for success, horribly balanced, and nothing makes sense. But then he meets a gamer who’s just as good as him, and she offers to teach him a few exploits…

Source: Aniplus Asia Facebook page

Melvyn began his journey at Anime Trending in early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. In the years since, he has experienced the unexpected advent of multiple legal anime streaming platforms in Southeast Asia, changed his Warhammer 40k army twice, and started collecting Infinity and Battletech miniatures. Outside of gaming and watching anime, Melvyn spends his free time self-learning Japanese and reading manga and light novels in their native language.
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