First Look and PV for Production I.G.’s shoujo anime, Kimi ni Todoke.
Sawako Kuronuma, called Sadako by her classmates for her resemblance to the character from Ring, has always been feared and misunderstood because of her appearance. There are rumors that Sawako can see ghosts and curse people. But when her idol, popular boy Kazehaya, begins talking with her, everything changes. She finds herself in a new world, trying to make friends and talking to different people and she can’t thank Kazehaya enough for giving her these opportunities. Slowly, but surely, a sweet love is blossoming between the two as they will overtake any circumstance or clear obstacles in their way.
Mamiko Noto as Sawako Kuronuma
Daisuke Namikawa as Shōta Kazehaya
Miyuki Sawashiro as Ayane Yano
Yuuichi Nakamura as Ryū Sanada
Yuko Sanpei as Chizuru Yoshida
Aya Hirano as Ume Kurumizawa
Director: Hiro Kaburaki
Series Composition: Tomoko Konparu
Original creator: Karuho Shiina
Character Design: Yuka Shibata
Art director: Yusuke Takeda
Sound director: Tomoaki Yamada
Director of Photography: Hiroshi Tanaka
3D Animation: Atsushi Satou
Assistant director: Norihiro Naganuma
Color design: Izumi Hirose
Editing: Daisuke Imai
Object Design: Hitomi Sato
Special Effects: Masahiro Murakami
Judging from the trailer, it looks so freaking amazing already! I hope this will turn out to be one of the fantastic series this Fall along with some others, well, I’m sure it will. The manga won “Best Shoujo Manga” on the 32nd Annual Kodansha Manga Award on 2008. Also, I’m having very good expectations from it since Production I.G. [Eden of the East] is making it. SAWAKO is soooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111 And Mamiko Noto voicing her is pure bliss. And Kazehaya-kuuun!!! <333
Ugh, this reeks of awesomeness already. Can’t wait to watch it nao~!! Catch Kimi ni Todoke on October 6!