The official website of Shogakukan’s Big Comic Spirits magazine announced through an illustration the release date for the television anime adaptation of Makoto Ojiro’s Insomniacs After School (Kimi wa Hōkago Insomnia) manga on Dec 26, 2022.
The anime will start airing on April 2023 in Japan on Tokyo TV and other channels.
The website also confirmed the April 2023 release date for the live-action film adaptation of the manga.
Trailer was revealed earlier this year along with the main character designs for the anime:
The anime’s main cast includes:
Gen Sato as Ganta
Konomi Tamura as Isaki
Insomniacs After School is being directed by Yuki Ikeda at studio LIDEN FILMS, with series composition by Rintaro Ikeda, character designs by Hiroaki Fukuda, and music by Yuki Hayashi.
The franchise had also teamed up with “81st Nanao Port Festival” which was held on July 17, 2022, in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture where the newly drawn collaboration visuals and leaflets were distributed.
Kimi wa Hōkago Insomnia is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Makoto Ojiro. It has been serialized in Shogakukan’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Big Comic Spirits since May 2019.
Shogakukan collected its chapters into individual tankōbon volumes. The first volume was released on September 12, 2019. As of January 12, 2022, eight volumes have been released. In France, the manga has been licensed by Soleil Manga
The Japanese band Macaroni Enpitsu released a music video for their single “Enshin” (“Centrifuge”), which featured art from the manga, on November 21, 2019.
Viz Media licensed the Insomniacs After School manga in English and will release its first compiled book volume on March 21.
The story is described as:
Two sleepless teenagers find kinship as they escape to their school’s astronomy observatory.
Unable to sleep at night, Ganta Nakami is cranky in class and unpopular with his classmates. He discovers that the school observatory, once used by the now-defunct astronomy club, may be the perfect place for a nap—but he’s not alone. Fellow insomniac Isaki Magari is willing to share the observatory with Nakami, and a friendship between the two begins as they bond over the most unlikely of things.
Dark rumors about what befell the members of the astronomy club keep people away from the school observatory, and that’s what makes it the perfect sanctuary for Nakami and Magari to get some much-needed rest. Unfortunately, the school faculty can’t allow its unsanctioned use. But if there were a new astronomy club, maybe these two insomniacs could have a place to call home!
Source: Big Comic Spirits magazine’s website
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