The slice-of-life manga My Clueless First Friend will be receiving an anime series sometime in 2023! Studio Signpost will be its animation production studio. The teaser, cast, and visuals are also revealed to add the hype!
My Clueless First Friend Synopsis
Akane Nishimura is a fifth grader who is always getting bullied by her classmates. She feels very lonely, until a new student, Taiyou Takada arrived. Taiyou is clueless as to why Akane is being treated that way by their classmates. As such, he was able to befriend Akane, which is very surprising. Akane is able to get out of her shell because of Taiyou. They navigate their unusual friendship together as wholesome elementary kids with childhood fun.
Watch the teaser here:
The teaser shows Akane Nishimura getting picked on even outside of school. A lot of her classmates tease her, and calling her the “Grim Reaper”. This confused Taiyou Takada a lot, since he is a new student. This is why he approached Akane casually, and genuinely wants to befriend her. Akane was unable to cope with the fact that someone wanted to be friends with her first. Taiyou’s willingness to talk to her every day eventually grew on her – to the point of allowing him to hold her hand while walking.
Here are the cast and character visuals:
- Akane Nishimura – voiced by Konomi Kohara, known for playing Chika Fujiwara in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Akane Tachibana in Classroom in the Elite, and many more
- Taiyou Takada – voiced by Shizuka Ishigami, known for playing Ryota in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Ikumi Mito in Food Wars, and many more
Here is the full key visual:
The visual depicted the two protagonists: Taiyou and Akane. Taiyou is a very friendly boy who makes an effort to befriend the hesitant Akane. He also unabashedly holds her wrist, which is different from what she is used to.
My Clueless First Friend Manga Background
Taku Kawamura is the author and illustrator of My Clueless First Friend manga. It started serialization on Square Enix Gangan Joker in May 2018. The 1st volume got published in October 2018. As of July 2022, 12 volumes are on sale.
Square Enix Manga & Books licensed the manga into an English publication. The 1st volume will be released by March 7, 2023.
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