A Galaxy Next Door Gets New Trailer, April 8 Premiere, More Cast Members

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A second trailer for the A Galaxy Next Door anime has been released, showing off more scenes of its lead couple as well as its supporting characters. An April 8 (effectively April 9 at 1:30 AM JST) Japanese premiere date and new key visual were revealed as well.

Additionally, more supporting cast members in the form of Rie Takahashi as Chihiro Ibusuki, Tomokazu Sugita as Masahiro Morikuni, and Youko Hikasa as Momoka Morikuni were announced. On the theme song side, it was announced that Chinatsu Matsumoto is performing the opening song “Tonariawase.”

A Galaxy Next Door is based on the manga by Gido Amagakure, which began in 2020 and has five tankoubon volumes as of November 2022. It is serialized in Good! Afternoon and published under the Afternoon Comics label.

Kodansha describes the plot as:

Since his father died, manga artist Ichiro has barely scraped by, forced to support his two younger siblings on just a middle school education. He doesn’t even have time to learn how to use a computer, which forces him to keep wrestling with pen and paper. When his art assistants quit to strike out on their own, on top of juggling deadlines, family, and the constant fear of losing his job, Ichiro feels close to a total breakdown. But then a new assistant pops into Ichiro’s life, and his prospects immediately start to brighten! She’s an incredible artist, she always finishes on time, and she’s beautiful, to boot! But she also seems to know an awful lot about him, and soon, she makes a confession that bends Ichiro’s mind beyond the confines of Earth…

Ryuichi Kimura (Aikatsu Planet!) is directing the anime with Gigaemon Ichikawa (The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made) as series composer, Tomoka Ootaki (Girls’ Frontline sub-character designer) as character designer, Arisa Taira (Ndaho Kekkon Omedetou!!) as art director, Masumi Ootsuka (Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop) as color designer, and Ryou Kujirai (Ni no Kuni) as photography director. Asahi Production is the animation production company.

Meanwhile, the cast includes Taku Yashiro as Ichiro Kuga, Yuu Wakui as Shiori, Rina Endou as Machi Kuga, and Maria Naganawa as Fumio Kuga,

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Source: A Galaxy Next Door website

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