A Galaxy Next Door Receives New Trailer, Premiere Date, More Cast Details

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The anime adaptation of A Galaxy Next Door has received its third trailer, which previews the opening song “Tonariawase” by Chinatsu Matsumoto and the newly announced ending song “Near Stella” by Yuu Wakui as her character Shiori Goshiki. An April 8 (effectively April 9 at 1:30 AM JST) premiere date was revealed as well.

Additionally, more cast members were announced including Hiroko Kiso as Shiori’s mother, Shinji Nagano as Shiroi’s father, and Satomi Kobayashi as Shiori’s grandmother.

The anime also received a YanakaGinza collaboration visual (the story is set in the area).

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…

The staff of the Asahi Production-produced show includes:

• Director: Ryuuichi Kimura (Aikatsu Planet!

• Series composer: Gigaemon Ichikawa (The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made)

• Character designer: Tomoka Ootaki (Girls’ Frontline sub-character designer) 

• Art director:  Arisa Taira (Ndaho Kekkon Omedetou!!)

• Color designer: Masumi Ootsuka (Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop)

• Compositing director: Ryou Kujirai (Ni no Kuni) as photography director

Meanwhile, the cast includes Taku Yashiro as Ichiro Kuga, Yuu Wakui as Shiori, Rina Endou as Machi Kuga, Maria Naganawa as Fumio Kuga, Rie Takahashi as Chihiro Ibusuki, Tomokazu Sugita as Masahiro Morikuni, and Youko Hikasa as Momoka Morikuni. 


Source: @otonariniginga

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