Akebi-chan’s Sailor Uniform has received a second visual and a January 8 premiere date. It was also announced that an advanced screening event will take place on December 25 in Tokyo and on December 26 in Osaka and Nagoya.
Akebi-chan’s Sailor Uniform is based on the Shueisha-published manga series by Hiro, which began in 2016 and has been collected into nine volumes as of October 2021. The manga is set in the countryside and follows Komichi Akebi, who has dreamt of wearing the sailor uniform of the prestigious Roubai Private Academy, where she will study. In addition, she wonders if she will be able to make a hundred friends. The story will follow Akebi’s middle school life.
The staff includes Miyuki Kuroki (Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia assistant director) as director, Megumi Kouno (Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia creature designer and action director) as character designer, and Rino Yamazaki (DARLING in the FRANXX Ep 7, 9, and 16 scriptwriter) as series composer and scriptwriter.
Other staff include Hisayo Usui (Horimiya) and Yasunao Moriyasu (Horimiya) as art directors, Asuka Yokota (Horimiya) as color designer, Madbox’s Yūki Kawashita (Scarlet Nexus) as photography director, and Kana Utatane (Re-Main) as music composer. Capsule is credited with character retouching, while CloverWorks is the animation production company.
Additionally, Taishi Kawakami (Fate/Grand Order – Final Singularity Grand Temple of Time: Solomon co-sub character designer) and Masato Anno (VOY@GER animation director) are the sub-character designers for the show. The two are also serving as chief animation directors alongside Kouno.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Manatsu Murakami as Komichi Akebi, Sora Amamiya as Erika Kizaki, Akari Kitou as Touko Usagihara, and Shion Wakayama as Tomono Koujo.