Slow Loop Fishing Anime Gets New Trailer and Visual, January 7 Premiere

The upcoming Slow Loop fishing anime has received a new trailer and visual, as well as a January 7 premiere date in Japan. The trailer previews the opening song “Yajirushi→” by Pokapokaion and the ending song “Shuwa Shuwa” by Three ∞ Loop.

Three ∞ Loop consists of cast members Rin Kusumi, Natsumi Hioka, and Tomomi Mineuchi as their respective characters Hiyori Minagi, Koharu Minagi, and Koi Yoshinaga. On the other hand, Pokapokaion consists of voice actors Nao Touyama and Kiyono Yasuno.

New cast members were also announced. They include Kaori Nazuka as Ichika Fukumoto, Natsumi Murakami as Futaba Fukumoto, and Honoka Inoue as Aiko Ninomiya.

Slow Loop is based on the manga by Maiko Uchino, which began in 2018 and has four tankoubon volumes as of January 2021. The manga is serialized in Manga Time Kirara Forward, where it originated as a one-shot. The story follows Hiyori, a girl who enjoys fly fishing, which her late father taught her. One day, Hiyori meets a girl called Koharu, who turns out to be her stepsister from her mother’s remarriage.

The staff includes Noriaki Akitaya (ORESUKI, Bakuman co-director) as director, Geisei Morita (ORESUKI) as assistant director, Yuka Yamada (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S) as series composer, and Shouko Takimoto (ORESUKI) as character designer and chief animation director. 

Other staff include Takumi Shibata (Major Second Season 2 episode director) as fishing scene technical director, Kyota Washikita (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) as cooking and effects animation director, Studio TENJIN’s Michiko Morokuma (Anonymous Noise, Kiss Him, Not Me) as art director, Erika Tsukino (The Honor Student at Magic High School) as color designer, Studio Shamrock’s Atsushi Satou (Restaurant to Another World 2) as photography director, Wired’s Toshirou Hamamura (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie) as 3D director, and Takurou Iga (Asteroid in Love, SELECTION PROJECT) as music composer. CONNECT is the animation production company.

Sources: KADOKAWAanime YouTube channel, Slow Loop website

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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