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Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian Anime Shares Cast and Crew Info

The anime adaptation of the light novels Alya Sometimes Hides Her Feelings in Russian (a.k.a. Tokidoki Bosotto Russia-go de Dereru Tonari no Alya-san in Japanese) is set to debut in April, and ahead of this some more info on the cast and crew has been announced.

We now know that Maki Kawase plays Chisaki Sarashina, Kaito Ishikawa plays Touya Kenzaki, Ikumi Hasegawa plays Sayaka Taniyama, Yoshino Aoyama plays Nonoa Miyamae, Kōdai Sakai plays Takeshi Maruyama, and Taichi Ichikawa plays Hikaru Kiyomiya.

As for the crew information, Risa Wakabayashi is the Art Director, Yuka Itō is the Key Color Artist, Seiichi Sugiura is the Compositing Director of Photography, Takeshi Takadera is the Sound Director, Hiroaki Tsutsumi is in charge of music, and Yoshiko Kimura is handling editing.

Yen Press publishes the original light novels by Sunsunsun and Momoco and gave this description for the plot:

Alisa Mikhailovna Kujou is Seiren Private Academy’s “solitary princess.” She’s a half-Russian beauty with silver hair, at the top of her class, student council accountant, and…completely unapproachable. For some reason, she’s also taken on the responsibility of reprimanding the slacker who sits next to her in class. Masachika Kuze is constantly frustrating her by falling asleep, forgetting his textbooks, and just being an overall unexemplary student. Or at least, that’s how it looks from the outside. She may put on a tough act, but she doesn’t mind Masachika as much as others would think. She even lets him call her by her nickname, Alya. Anyone hearing the comments she mutters in Russian under her breath might know how she really feels, but since none of her classmates understand the language, she’s free to say whatever she likes! Except…there is one person who knows what she’s saying. Masachika eavesdrops on her embarrassing revelations, pretending to be clueless, all the while wondering what her flirtatious comments actually mean!

Source: ANN


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