Kimi ni Todoke Season 3 Reveals Staff, Additional Cast, Character Visuals

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New information has dropped for the upcoming third season of Kimi ni Todoke – From Me To You, revealing the staff and additional cast members for the surprise sequel. There are also character visuals, a series highlights video recapping the first two seasons, and a birthday illustration from the manga’s creator Karuho Shiina for main heroine Sawako Kuronuma.

Kenichi Matsuzawa (Noblesse Awakening) is directing Kimi ni Todoke – From Me To You Season 3 with series composition from Tomoko Konparu (Kimi ni Todoke – From Me To You) and character designs from Keiko Oota (Tokyo Revengers co-character designer) and Yuka Shibata (Kimi ni Todoke – From Me To You). Other staff for the Production I.G production include:

• Scriptwriter: Konparu
• Scriptwriter: Michiko Yokote (Tsurune)
• Chief animation director: Izumi Seguchi (Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode 15 storyboard artist and co-director)
• Chief animation director: Yuriko Nagaya (Fafnir Exodus Episode 11, 18, and 20 co-chief character animation director)
• Main animator: Kenji Irie (The Prince of Tennis Another Story: Kako to Mirai no Message)
• Color designer: Emiko Ueno (Aoashi)
• Art director: Bamboo’s Yuusuke Takeda (Kimi ni Todoke – From Me To You, Vinland Saga)
• Compositing director: Kouji Tanaka (Kimi ni Todoke – From Me To You, The Concierge)
• Music composer: S.E.N.S. Project (Kimi ni Todoke – From Me To You)

Meanwhile, the additional cast (all of whom are reprising their roles) includes:

Miyuki Sawashiro as Ayane Yano
Yuuko Sanpei as Chizuru Yoshida
Yuuichi Nakamura as Ryu Sanada
Mamoru Miyano as Kento Miura
Yuuki Ono as Kazuichi Arai 
Aya Hirano as Ume Kurumizawa

It was previously announced that Mamiko Noto and Daisuke Namikawa are reprising their roles as Sawako and Shota Kazehaya, respectively.

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The first season of Kimi ni Todoke – From Me To You premiered in 2009 and ran for 25 episodes, while the second season premiered in 2011 and ran for 13 episodes. The manga ran from 2006 to 2017 in Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret magazine and ended with 30 tankoubon volumes. Viz Media describes the teen romance manga as:

Sawako Kuronuma is the perfect heroine…for a horror movie. With striking similarities to a haunting movie character–jet-black hair, sinister smile and silent demeanor–she’s mistakenly called Sadako by those around her. But behind her scary façade is a very misunderstood teenager. Too shy to fit in, all she wants to do is make some friends. But when the most popular boy in class befriends her, she’s sure to make more than just that–she’s about to make some enemies too!

The manga has inspired a spin-off subtitled Unmei no Hito that ran from 2018 to 2022 and was compiled into three tankoubon volumes. It also inspired a 2010 live-action movie and a 2023 Netflix live-action drama adaptation.

Sources: Kimi ni Todoke – From Me To You website, Netflix Anime YouTube channel

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