Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night Adds 6 New Voice Cast Members

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Six new voice cast members are joining the cast of the original TV anime series Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night. The anime first premiered in Japan on April 7, 2024 and will air for 12 total episodes. 

The new cast members for the additional side characters (from left to right below) include: 

  • • Ayu Matsuura as Kaho
  • • Chika Anzai as Mion
  • • Nao Toyama as Arieru
  • • Asami Seto as Koharu
  • • Yuko Kaida as Yukine
  • • Hekiru Shiina as Honami
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They join the anime’s main cast that consists of:

  • • Miku Ito as Mahiru Kozuki
  • • Rie Takahashi as Kano Yamanouchi
  • • Miyu Tomita as Kiwi Watase
  • • Miyuri Shimabukuro as Kim-Anouk-Mei Takahashi
  • • Sumire Uesaka as Miko
  • • Miho Okasaki as Mero Seto
  • • Yukina Shuto as Momoko Yanagi
  • • Sally Amaki as Akari Suzumura

Ryohei Takeshita (Eromanga Sensei, Pokémon: Paldean Winds director) is serving as the director, with Yuuki Yaku (Bottom-Tier Tomozaki author) as series screenwriter and scriptwriter, illustrator popman3580 as original character designer, Junichiro Taniguchi (Sing Yesterday for Me) as character designer and co-chief animation director, and Masaru Yokoyama (Horimiya) as music composer. Doga Kobo is handling the animation production. 

Other staff include Chiaki Nakajima (Love Lab character designer) and Shuri (OSHI NO KO Episode 11 co-animation director) as sub-character designers, Akiko Toyota (Girlfriend, Girlfriend character designer) and Asuka Suzuki (Synduality Noir co-sub-character designer) as additional co-chief animation directors, Yuuji Kaneko (Tengoku Daimakyo) as art director, Kei Ishiguro (OSHI NO KO) as color designer, Hamunezukob as in-anime drafts illustrator, and Takafumi Kuwano (OSHI NO KO) as compositing director. Shinnosuke Oota (Warlords of Sigrdrifa co-main animator), Saurabh Singh, and Kazuma Nakao (Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie OP, Episodes 4, 6  et al. co-animation director) are credited as the main animators.

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A manga by Niko Fujii launched in Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket app on April 7, 2024. A light novel adaptation, written by Yaku and illustrated by popman3580, will be released under Shogakukan’s Gagaga Bunko imprint on May 20, 2024. 

HIDIVE is streaming Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night in select English-speaking territories, while Muse Asia streams it in Southeast Asia. 

HIDIVE describes the main premise of the series as:

Shibuya is a city full of identity. It is here on Shibuya’s late night streets that illustrator Mahiru Kozuki, former idol Kano Yamanouchi, Vtuber Kiui Watase and composer Mei Kim Anouk Takanashi — four young women who are slightly outside the world — join together and form an anonymous artist group called JELEE. “I” also want to shine like someone else. If it’s not me but “we” then we might be able to shine.

Source: Jellyfish Can’t Swim in the Night Official Twitter, Comic Natalie

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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