Earlier today, the official YuruYuri anime website announce that a new YuruYuri anime project is in the works. The series, titled Miniyuri, will be a four-episode short-form series, which follows the daily lives of the series’ main cast. The first cast and crew, as well as a teaser visual were revealed. We break the details down below.
The image features the show’s four leads seated around a table.
Seiya Miyajima (BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Pico, Wake Up, Girl Zoo!) will pull triple duty as director, character designer, and chief animation director for the project at DMM.futureworks and W-Toon Studio. Minato Takahiro (YuruYuri’, Release the Spyce) is in charge of series composition. Other confirmed crew members include:
- Music: Yasuhiro Misawa
- Sound Director: Yasunori Ebina
- Director of Photography: Masahiro Hayashi
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Yui Funami: Minami Tsuda
- Chinatsu Yoshikawa: Rumi Okubo
- Akari Akaza: Shiori Mikami
- Kyōko Toshinō: Yuka Ōtsubo
- Chitose Ikeda: Aki Toyosaki
- Sakurako Ōmuro: Emiri Katō
- Himawari Furutani: Suzuko Mimori
- Ayano Sugiura: Saki Fujita
All of the cast members will reprise their roles from previous entries in the series.
Miniyuri will kick off on YouTube on September 25, with new episodes launching on Wednesdays.
Namori’s Yuruyuri manga debuted in the pages of Comic Yuri Hime S in June 2008. The series currently spans fifteen collected volumes, with the most recent shipping to retailers on May 31.
The series spawned three anime TV series, the latest of which aired in the Fall 2015 broadcast season. Hiroyuki Hata (Recently, my sister is unusual) helmed the show at TYO Animations, with Motohiro Taniguchi providing character designs. Hiroyuki Hata and Makoto Fukami worked together to craft the show’s scenario.
Crunchyroll streamed all three shows as they aired in Japan. NIS America licensed the first two seasons of the show, which they released on home video in North America.
Source: Comic Natalie