Kenka Banchō Otome: Girl Beats Boys Anime Casts Hibiku Yamamura as Main Heroine
A fan meeting at the UDX Theater in Akihabara for Kenka Banchō Otome: Girl Beats Boys, the television anime short series adaptation of Spike Chunsoft‘s Kenka Banchō Otome romance simulation game, revealed on Wednesday that Hibiku Yamamura will play the main character Hinako Nakayama (pictured below).
The event also revealed that the anime will premiere in Japan on April 12 at 10:30 p.m. on Tokyo MX. The anime will also air on Sun TV at midnight later that evening. The anime will have a total of 12 episodes.
The show’s male cast, who are reprising their roles from the game, includes:
KENN as Totomaru Minowa
Shouta Aoi as Takayuki Konparu
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Rintarou Kira
Tetsuya Kakihara as Yuta Mirako
Tomoaki Maeno as Houou Onigashima
The returning cast also includes Tsubasa Yonaga as Hikaru Onigashima and Takashi Kondo as Haruo Sakaguchi.
The anime’s official website previously streamed a promotional video last month.
Noriaki Saito (episode director for Btooom!, Yumeiro Pâtissière, Log Horizon) is directing the series at anime studios project No.9 and A-Real. Spike Chunsoft is credited with the original work. Natsuko Takahashi (Brothers Conflict, Norn9, My Love Story!!) is in charge of series composition, and Majiro (Macross Delta, Barakamon) is in charge of animation character design with Akane Yano (And you thought there is never a girl online?) credited for sub character design. Setsuna Records and Simple Notes are in charge of the music. The four-member group Love Desire is performing the opening theme song “Love Sniper” and the ending theme song “Gankō Signal.”
Other staff members include:
- Prop design: Keiko Kitayama
- Art director: Yusuke Ikeda
- Background art: Studio Suuuu
- Color key: Yoko Suzuki
- Director of photography: Junpei Takatsu
- Photography: Asahi Production
- 3DCG: Studio A-Cat
- Sound director: Hiroto Morishita
- Sound production: Groove
- Editing: REAL-T
Spike Chunsoft released the game on the PlayStation Vita in Japan last May. The story centers on Hinako, who has grown up not knowing her parents and thinking she has no relatives. One day, a boy named Hikaru appears before her, and says he’s her older twin brother. Hikaru asks Hinako to take his place at attending a famous private all-boys academy for delinquents.
Spike Chunsoft announced in November that the game is getting a fandisc titled Kenka Banchō Otome: Kanzen Muketsu no My Honey. A manga adaptation titled Kenka Banchō Otome: Koi no Battle Royale by Chie Shimada ran in Hakusensha‘s The Hana to Yume magazine. The manga ended on February 1.
Kenka Banchō Otome is itself a spinoff of Spike‘s larger Kenka Banchō action adventure video game franchise. Spike released the first game in June 2005, and the latest game, Kenka Banchō 6: Soul & Blood, shipped on the Nintendo 3DS in January 2015.