‘orange’ tv anime cast update and inside scoop from ‘AnimeJapan 2016′

2016.03.26 <PASH!PLUS+>

'orange' female cast announced. Special stage appearances by actors Kana Hanazawa, Natsumi Takamori and Rika Kunigawa

from the left: Natsumi Takamori, Kana Hanazawa, and Rika KunigawaⒸ Ichigo Takano・Futabasha/orange production committee

     Orange will feature a special stage at AnimeJapan 2016. Anyone around Tokyo Big Sight on March 26th, 2016? Then you’ll definitely want to stop by. Not only will you get to see some popular anime, you’ll also get a chance to witness the special stage for the tv anime ‘orange’. We also have the latest gossip and exclusive details.

     It’s been all over social media and everyone’s been talking about who will be cast for the series. And finally the female cast members have been announced so here they are.

     Naho Takamiya, the mild-mannered protagonist will be voiced by Kana Hanazawa, Azusa Murasaka, Naho’s classmate and the glue that holds the group together will be voiced by Natsumi Takamori, and introducing voice actress Rika Kunigawa, who will be making her debut being the voice of Takako Chino, the kind-hearted girl who many of her friends look up to like an older sister.

     Social media is sure to be buzzing with excitement. The female cast members were guest speakers and came up on stage to greet the fans and answer some questions. Check out their thoughts and experiences in the production process so far. Here’s what they had to say.

     -How do you feel about being involved in this production project?

     Kana Hanazawa : The original work is beautiful and I am so excited and happy that I’ve been chosen to take part in this. There were times when I struggled to express my thoughts and I could empathize with Naho’s character.

     Natsumi Takamori : My character has a tendency of reacting to things and is very expressive, so I want to focus on being able to get that enthusiasm across to the viewer.

     Rika Kunigawa : I voice a girl who’s known for being a cool-beauty so I’m nervous about many things about that aspect of her character, but I’m so happy that I was chosen for the part.

     At the stage event, they also showed the preview for the very first time. With stunning visuals and music, the project is sure to bring excitement for the anxiously waiting fans!

     ●Promotional Video


     They ended the event with the female cast thanking fans who came out and shared their hopes that they will all enjoy the series.

     “orange” the tv  anime series will be broadcast during the summer of 2016. Make sure to catch the series and the cast involved!


     ■’orange’ Special stage outline
Event date: March 26th, 2016 (Sat) from 12:00pm〜12:40pm
     Venue: “AnimeJapan 2016″ Open stage
     Guest appearance: Kana Hanazawa (Naho Takamiya), Natsumi Takamori (Azusa Murasaka), Rika Kunigawa (Takako Chino)
     Presenter: Yuko Suzutani

     ‘orange’ tv anime


     On Air:Broadcast premiere during summer of 2016

     Original work : Ichigo Takano (Futabasha “Monthly Action” series)
     Director : Hiroshi Hamasaki
     Screenplay : Yuko Kakihara
     Character design : Yuuki Nobuteru
     Animation studio : TMS ENTERTAINMENT CO.,LTD、Telecom・Animation Film

     Naho Takamiya : Kana Hanazawa
     Azusa Murasaka : Natsumi Takamori
     Takako Chino : Rika Kinugawa

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