“Love Stage!!” anime finalized cast list12
In case you haven’t heard, we’ve finally got a complete cast list for the upcoming Love Stage!! anime! Prepare yourselves, kids, because this is one heck of a lineup…!
Sena Izumi CV. Yonaga Tsubasa
Ichijou Ryouma CV. Eguchi Takuya
Sena Shougo CV. DAIGO
Sagara Rei CV. Hirakawa Daisuke
Sena Seiya CV. Okiayu Ryoutarou
Sena Nagisa CV. Oohara Sayaka
Kuroi Takahiro CV. Kimura Ryouhei
Sotomura Kousuke CV. Yamamoto Kazutomi
Shino Kasumi CV. Sakai Kyouko
Ryuuzaki Kojirou CV. Morikubo Shoutarou
Hidaka Tenma CV. Majima Jyunji
As you can see…the two biggest additions to our already formidable MC list are DAIGO as Sena Shougo and Hirakawa Daisuke as Sagara Rei. Daigo, if you’re not aware, is the real-life model of Shougo and the younger brother of Eiki Eiki, one of the two mangaka of the series! He’s a fan of the series already, and given that he’s a musician with some seiyuu work under his belt, there really was no one else who could’ve filled so perfect a role! As for Rei’s seiyuu, many may know Hirakawa-san from his recent work on swimmine anime Free!…where he played another glasses-wearing character named Rei :D
On this amusingly coincidental lineup of Free!-related characters, Zaou Taishi had the following to say on her official blog:
I’d like to make one thing clear, though!
We made the offer to Izumi’s “Nagisa” Yonaga-san and Rei’s “Megane” Hirakawa-san BEFORE Free! started last year!! And the fact that there are characters named “Haru” and “Rinpei”…as well as the fact that the air time for the show will overlap with Free!’s…is a complete and utter but amazing coincidence!
Crazy, huh! (#^.^#)
And then…THERE’S DAIGO! (haha) So all of you who said DAIGO would be perfect…you’d better be prepared to take responsibility (along with me)! (^O^)
One day after we recorded a scene, DAIGO said… “Oneechan…I think I might have just reached my limit as a seiyuu…”
So pure, but happy, coincidence!
We leave you now with new character designs for the above cast!