New primary cast and crew details have emerged on the newlywed romcom, Fly Me to the Moon, from the creator of Hayate the Combat Butler!
According to reports which started surfacing on Tuesday, May 12th, we have a lot to look forward to regarding this series. Director Hiroshi Ikehata will team up with studio Seven Arcs and writer Kazuho Hyodo for the fall 2020 television series. Additional crew members include Masakatsu Sasaki designing the characters and “Endō.” composing the background music.
In the starring voice roles will be Akari Kito as the female lead, Tsukasa, while Junya Enoki will play the male lead, Nasa.
The name of the anime has been changed to Fly Me to the Moon — the original manga is titled Tonikaku Kawaii which is literally translated as “Generally Cute.” Kenjiro Hata originally created the series in early 2018 when it began running in Weekly Shonen Sunday. It has ten volumes in print in Japan as of March 2020. In February 2020, Viz Media announced that it had licensed the series and would release it in English starting in the fall of 2020.
The story of Fly Me to the Moon follows a student named Nasa Yuzaki who is saved by a young woman on the day of his high school entrance exams. Falling in love with her instantly, Nasa asks the girl, Yuzaki Tsukasa, to be his girlfriend. She replies that she’ll only be his girlfriend if they get married, at which point they part ways… until Nasa’s 18th birthday when Yuzaki reappears with a marriage certificate. Thus begins their life together.
I’ve said this before but I am a pretty big fan of Hayate the Combat Butler so I’m very interested in seeing what the adaptation is like for Hata’s newest title and if it can capture my heart and imagination the way Hayate did.