A couple of days before the premiere of Nene Yukimori’s Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (Kubo-san wa Mob o Yurusanai), Kadokawa released a stunning visual for the series illustrated by character designer Yochiko Saitō. The series will air on January 10 on the AT-X channel at 9:30 p.m. (7:30 a.m. EST), and will also broadcast in Tokyo MX, BS11, and MBS.
The anime stars:
Kana Hanazawa as Nagisa Kubo
Kengo Kawanishi as Junta Shiraishi
Miku Itō as Akina Kubo
Sora Amamiya as Saki Kubo
Ai Kakuma as Hazuki Kudō
Ayana Taketatsu as Tamao Taira
Mamiko Noto as Yoshie Shiraishi
Mariya Ise as Seita Shiraishi
Naoki Tatsuta as Unsen Sensei
The staff includes:
- Director: Kazuomi Koga
- Series Composition & Script: Yūya Takahashi
- Music: Kujira Yumemi
- Original Creator: Nene Yukimori
- Character Design: Yoshiko Saitō
- Art Director: Sumiko Aihara
- Chief Animation Director: Kou Aine, Yoshiko Saitō
- Sound Director: Yuichi Imaizumi
- Director of Photography: Shinya Matsui
- Color Design: Yasuji Sakagami
- Editing: Megumi Uchida
- Sound Effects: Yuika Shiraishi
- Sound Production: Glovision
- Animation Production: PINE JAM
WHAT IS THE STORY OF KUBO WON’T LET ME BE INVISIBLE?
First year high schooler Junta Shiraishi is a mob character who goes unnoticed even when he’s standing right next to you. But his classmate, “heroine-level beauty” Kubo, always notices him and is there to tease him. Anyone can become special to someone, but it might be a little too early to call these feelings “love.” Perhaps this story is still two-steps from being a romantic comedy–let’s call it a sweet comedy where a background character becomes visible!
Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible started as a manga series written and illustrated by Nene Yukimori. Since October 2019, it has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump, with chapters collected in eleven tankōbon volumes as of December 2022. The series is available in both English and Spanish through Shueisha’s Manga Plus service and Viz Media’s Shonen Jump website. The series is licensed for print publication in North America by Viz Media.