The anime adaptation of the A Couple of Cuckoos manga by Miki Yoshikawa will come out sometime next year. Ahead of this a short English subtitled trailer has been released to give us a sneak peek.
In terms of voice acting, Kaito Ishikawa plays Nagi Umino, Akari Kitō plays Erika Amano and Nao Toyama plays Hiro Segawa. Toyama’s role was just disclosed in this trailer.
The anime is being made at Shinei Animation and Synergy SP. The chief director is Hiroaki Akagi, who you might know from Those Snow White Notes, and the general director is Yoshiyuki Shirahata, who previously worked as an episode director for Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle.
The job of overseeing scripts goes to Yasuhiro Nakanishi, who has worked on Kaguya-sama: Love is War and Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun. Character design has been tasked to Aya Takano of Polar Bear’s Café.
Kodansha Comics licensed the manga for North American release, and the publisher gave this description of the setup:
“16-year-old super-studier Nagi Umino, second-year student at the Megurogawa Academy high school, was switched at birth. On his way to a dinner to meet his birth parents, he accidentally meets the brash, outspoken, Erika Amano, who is determined to make Nagi her fake boyfriend as she never wants to actually marry. But once Nagi makes it to dinner, he finds his parents have decided to resolve the hospital switch by conveniently having him marry the daughter his birth parents raised…who turns out to be none other than Erika herself!”
The manga first began coming out last year, and Kodansha is coming out with its eighth volume this week. Before this, its creator worked on the manga Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches and Yankee-kun to Megane-chan.
Have you read the manga, and are you interested in checking out the anime next year?
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.