The official website for the original ASMR-themed TV anime 180-Byō de Kimi no Mimi o Shiawase ni Dekiru ka? (Can I Make Your Ears Happy in 180 Seconds?) revealed the anime’s new “ear-stimulating” promotional video and October 14 premiere date.
The anime’s staff includes Yoshinobu Kasai (TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION 2 assistant episode director) as director and Takayuki Noguchi (Higehiro, Queen’s Blade) as character designer. INDIVISION and EKACHI EPILKA are the animation production studios.
The anime’s cast includes Shiori Mikami as Akari Sawake, Suzuko Mimori as Akari’s classmate Shūsui Kagami, and Azumi Waki as Akari’s older sister Hikari Sawake. Other cast members include Kanae Itō as Akari’s mother Udoku Sawake, Yū Serizawa and Aoi Koga as the protagonist’s younger sisters Nanako and Kanako respectively, and Shō Hayami as Shūsui’s father Jirō.
The anime’s story follows Akari, nicknamed Gecko-chan, a high school girl who buys a dummy head mic in order to enter the world of ASMR. Akari’s efforts are due to her estranged childhood friend, “You,” being hooked on ASMR. Meanwhile, Shūsui, who wishes to become Akari’s friend, also steps into the world of ASMR, while Nanako and Kanako try to reclaim their brother from Akari. Akari’s sister and mother also become involved in ASMR when they happen upon her dummy mic.