English-Subtitled Trailers for Girls Last Tour, Just Because! Anime Streamed
Sentai Filmworks began streaming English-subtitled trailers for the Girls’ Last Tour and Just Because! anime series on Tuesday.
Girls’ Last Tour will premiere in Japan on the AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11 channels on Friday. It will also run on TV Aichi on October 7, and on TVQ on October 9. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime for the fall 2017 simulcast season on Anime Strike in the United States and “select digital platforms” in other territories. Sentai Filmworks is also planning a home video release.
Yen Press licensed the original manga and is releasing it in English. The company describes the story:
Civilization is dead, but Chito and Yuuri are still alive. So they hop aboard their beloved Kettenkrad motorbike and aimlessly wander the ruins of the world they once knew. Day after hopeless day, they look for their next meal and fuel for their ride. But as long as the two are together, even an existence as bleak as theirs has a ray or two of sunshine in it, whether they’re sucking down their fill of soup or hunting for machine parts to tinker with. For two girls in a world full of nothing, the experiences and feelings the two share give them something to live for…
Takaharu Ozaki (Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers-) is directing the anime at WHITE FOX. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Is the order a rabbit?, Monster Musume) is writing and overseeing the scripts, and Mai Toda (Matoi the Sacred Slayer, Holy Knight) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. Sh? Tanaka (No Game, No Life, Re:Zero) is producing the anime. Kenichiro Suehiro (Space Patrol Luluco, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) is composing the music.
The show is also inspiring a spinoff anime series titled Shōjo Shūmatsu Jugyō (Girls’ Last Class) that will premiere on Kadokawa ‘s official YouTube channel on Friday, with new episodes every Friday.
Tsukumizu publishes the manga digitally on Shinchosha‘s “Kurage Bunch” website. Shinchosha published the fifth compiled volume on September 8.
Just Because! will premiere in Japan on Thursday on AT-X (9:00 p.m.), Tokyo MX (11:30 p.m.), and TV Kanagawa (1:00 a.m., effectively October 6 morning). The show will also premiere on Friday on MBS (2:55 a.m., effectively Saturday morning), and on October 10 on BS Fuji (12:30 a.m., effectively October 11 morning). Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime and will stream it for the fall 2017 simulcast season on Anime Strike in the United States and on select digital outlets in other territories. The company is also planning a home video release.
Atsushi Kobayashi (Girls & Panzer storyboards, episode director) is directing the anime at PINE JAM, with Hajime Kamoshida (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) as the scriptwriter and Kiseki Himura (Sword Art Online: Progressive manga, Tawawa on Monday) as the original character designer. Hiroyuki Yoshii (Tawawa on Monday) is adapting the character designs for animation. Singer-songwriter Nagi Yanagi (A Lull in the Sea, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Bakemonogatari) is credited as music producer and is also performing the opening theme song. The main female cast members, consisting of Karin Isobe, Yuna Yoshino, and Lynn, will perform the ending theme song as their respective characters.
A serialized novel adaptation of the anime launched in Kadokawa‘s book and manga news magazine Da Vinci on September 6.