The anime adaptation of Mashiro’s Loving Yamada at Lv999 (Yamada-kun to Lv999 no Koi wo Suru) manga, My Love Story With Yamada-kun at Lv999 started streaming the show’s main PV on their official website. The site revealed a new visual, the anime’s theme song artists, and more cast and staff. The series is slated to premiere this April.
The show’s opening song “Gradation feat. Yūho Kitazawa (Bocchi the Rock!, Rent-A-Girlfriend is performed by KANA-BOON (Naruto Shippūden, Fire Force), and the ending song “Trick Art” is performed by Ryūjin Kiyoshi (Golden Time, Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?).
The anime stars:
Natsuki Hanae (Demon Slayer’s Tanjirō) as Eita Sasaki
Ai Kakuma (Bofuri’s May) as Runa Sasaki
The new cast includes:
Morio Asaka, who has directed anime such as Chihayafuru, Card Captor Sakura, My Love Story!!, is directing the series at Madhouse. The characters are being designed by Kunihiko Hamada, while the series scripts are being written by Yasuhiro Nakanishi, who has previously worked on A Couple of Cuckoos and Kaguya-sama: Love is War. Mito from Clammbon (Yurei Deco) and DÉ DÉ MOUSE wrote the song (Wonder Egg Priority).
The newly announced staff includes:
- Art Director: Tomoyuki Shimizu (Naruto Shippūden: The Lost Tower)
- Color Design: Harue Ono (No Game, No Life Zero)
- 3D Director: Hayato Aragaki (Chihayafuru 3)
- Director of Photography: Junko Sakai (Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto)
- Editing: Kashiko Kimura (One Punch Man)
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa (Dr. Stone)
- Sound Effects: Yui Ando (Sugar Apple Fairy Tale)
- Producer: EGG FIRM ((The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)
The manga is being released in English by Mangamo, and the story is described as follows:
Recently dumped, Akane is just about to quit the game she used to play with her boyfriend, when she meets Yamada in the same RPG. Yamada in real life turns out to be somewhat of a legend. The only problem is – he is ONLY interested in the game. As Akane’s feelings grow, will Yamada’s focus stay on the game?
My Love Story With Yamada-kun at Lv999 started as a manga written and illustrated by Mashiro. It began serialization on COmis Smart’s Ganma! manga website on March 7, 2019. Media Factory is publishing the series in print under their MF Comics imprint, and as of October 2022, six tankōbon volumes have been released.
The series ranked 9th in the web manga category of the 2020 Next Manga Award and was nominated for Pixiv and Nippon Shuppan Hanbai, Inc’s Web Manga General Election in the same month. In the
Watch the new PV for My Love Story With Yamada-kun at Lv999 here:
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