Broccoli’s Meiji Tokyo Renka series is currently having a TV anime adaptation, and will soon be having a live-action series as well. And now, it looks like the live-action will have a bigger connection with the TV anime than many think. This is because three of the anime and game’s seiyuu, Daisuke Namikawa, Nobuhiko Okamoto, and Toshiyuki Morikawa, will be appearing in the live-action series. However, they will be having much different roles than their previous ones in the original…

The trio will be voicing tsukumogami for the series. Namikawa will play Gramophone, Okamoto will play Fountain Pen, and Morikawa will play Pocket Watch. In the original game, as well as the anime film and TV anime, Namikawa voices Oogai Mori, Okamoto voices Kyouka Izumi, and Morikawa voices Charlie.

As we previously reported, seiyuu KENN, who voices Shunsou Hishida in the original visual novel, as well as the theme song performer for the TV anime, is also performing the film’s theme song. It is titled “Ichiya no Eien ni Kimi Omou“.

The TV series will premiere on 9th April via various Japanese TV stations, as well as on the streaming service U-NEXT. As for the film, it will premiere sometime later this year, after the TV series finishes its broadcast run. The film will star:

  • Rikki Ihara as Mei Ayazuki
  • Yutaka Kobayashi as Charlie
  • Shuuto Miyazaka as Oogai Mori
  • Makaha Takahashi as Shunsou Hishida
  • Taiki Yamazaki as Otojirou Kawakami
  • Toman as Kyouka Izumi
  • Yuuki Kubota as Gorou Fujita
  • Tetsuya Iwanaga as Yakumo Koizumi
  • Shouta Matsushima as Tousuke Iwasaki

Broccoli first launched Meiji Tokyo Renka as a mobile game in 2011. It would then go on to become one of the most successful otome games ever. It first received an anime film in 2015, before getting its current TV anime this season.

The otome game follows ordinary high school student Mei Ayazuki, who one day gets transported to the Meiji period by a mysterious magician named Charlie. There, she meets plenty of historical figures… who somehow fall in love with her.

source: Comic Natalie