Gakuen Babysitters Anime’s Promo Video Previews Ending Song
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Hari Tokeino‘s Gakuen Babysitters manga began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Tuesday. The video previews the show’s ending theme song “Oshiete yo” (Tell Me) by Hyorotto Danshi, the unit comprised of K?tar? Nishiyama (Ryūichi) and Yuichiro Umehara (Hayato).
The anime will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, and on Sun TV and BS11 at 12:00 a.m. and 12:30 a.m., respectively, on Wednesday, January 10. The anime will have an advance screening event for the first two episodes at TOHO CINEMAS Shinjuku in Tokyo on January 4, and the main cast will appear for a talk show.
The cast includes:
- Kōtarō Nishiyama as Ryūichi Kashima
- Nozomi Furuki as Kotarō Kashima
- Yuichiro Umehara as Hayato Kamitani
- Yuko Sanpei as Taka Kamitani
- Tomoaki Maeno as Yoshihito Usaida
- Daisuke Ono as Keigo Saikawa
- Tomoko Miyadera as Yōko Morinomiya
- Ayaka Saito as Takuma Mamizuka
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Kazuma Mamizuka
- Konomi Kohara as Kirin Kumatsuka
- Kaede Hondo as Midori Sawatari
- Satomi Akesaka as Maria Inomata
- Toshiyuki Someya as Tomoya Yagi
- Motohiro ?ta as Chūkichi Nezu
- Kaede Hondo as Yuki Ushimaru
Sh?sei Morishita is directing the anime at animation studio Brains Base. Yuuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru 2, Orange) is handling series composition, Satoshi Motoyama (Aho Girl, Skip Beat!) is serving as sound director, and Mina ?sawa (sub-character designer/chief animation director on Kiss Him, Not Me) is designing the characters. Ruka Kawada (Is the order a rabbit?, Kiss Him, Not Me) is composing the show’s music.
Daisuke Ono is performing the opening theme song “Endless happy world” as his character Saikawa.
The manga centers on the brothers Ryūichi and Kotarō Kashima. Ryūichi is in high school and Kotarō is still a toddler. After their parents are killed in a plane crash, the two brothers find themselves living with the chairwoman of the Morinomiya Academy, who herself lost her son and daughter-in-law in the same accident. The chairwoman, however, has one stipulation for the brothers in order to live with her: Ryūichi has to work at the academy’s daycare center as a babysitter.
Tokeino launched the series in Hakusensha‘s LaLa magazine in 2009, and Hakusensha published the 15th compiled volume on October 5. A drama CD featuring the cast of the anime will ship with the 16th manga volume on January 4.
The 17th compiled volume of the manga will receive a special edition in collaboration with Sanrio. The teaser image shows the characters in costumes of various popular Sanrio characters, including Midori as Kuromi, Kirin as My Melody, Kotarō as Cinnamoroll, Takuma as Keroppi, Kazuma as Tuxedo Sam, and Taka as Pompompurin. The 17th volume will ship on March 5.