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New Yuri Romance Anime Set for 2018

Prepare For Uncontrollable Feels

After making ripples with a six-minute animated film in May of 2017, it seems Hiromi Takashima’s manga is getting the anime adaptation it rightfully deserves.

Which means we can all look forward to a series that will undoubtedly explore the highs and lows that come from a high school romance, one made all the more potent given the lead character’s contrasting backgrounds as well as their sexual orientation.

According to an article on Crunchyroll

Good news, yuri fans! Due to the popularity of the “Kimi no Hikari” short form animation clip, Hiromi Takashima’s yuri romance manga Asagao to Kase-san will be adapted into a new animated work in 2018. Aside from the new key visual above that thanks the fans for their support, further details on the new animation have not yet been released.

A short form anime film described as an “animation clip”, Asagao to Kase-san – Kimi no Hikari is directed by Takuya Satō and features animation by ZEXCS as well as the image song “Kimi no Egao (album ver.)” by Hanako Oku. The film was published to Youtube in May of 2017, and can be viewed above.

The Asagao to Kase-san manga was originally serialized in Shinshokan’s Hirari manga magazine before moving to the Flash Wings web publication. An English language version of the manga is published by Seven Seas Entertainment under the title Kase-san and…, and they describe the story as follows:

“Yamada may be shy and rather clumsy, but the flower gardens at her school have always brought her happiness. Suddenly, a different sort of beauty catches her eye—the vivacious track star, Kase-san. Although the two girls don’t seem to have much in common, they soon start a romance where each must learn an important lesson in tending their budding relationship. Can the two girls, so different from each other, learn how to make their first love blossom?”

Sounds like a keeper already, and another beautiful addition to LGBT representation in the world of animation.

Be sure to check out the short film adaptation, Kimi no Hikari, below!