An anime adaptation is in the works for Taku Kawamura’s My Clueless First Friend manga, which will arrive sometime in 2023. The official Twitter account is live along with a teaser trailer, visual, and info on the main cast and staff members.
Let’s start with the promo and visual:
There’s also a special celebratory illustration from author Taku Kawamura:
Shigenori Kageyama (Himawari!) is directing the My Clueless First Friend anime, with Takafumi Hoshikawa (Revolutionary Girl Utena) and Shogo Yasukawa (The Executioner and Her Way of Life) on series composition, Chikashi Kadekaru (JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR) on character designs and Toshio Masuda (Naruto) composing music for the Studio Signpost production.
Cast members revealed thus far include Konomi Kohara as Akane Nishimura:
And Shizuka Ishigami as Taiyou Takada:
Kawamura’s manga has been running in the pages of Square Enix’s Monthly Gangan Joker magazine since 2018, and Square Enix Manga will publish the series in English with the first volume to arrive in March 2023.
Opposites attract when a cheerful airhead meets the resident wallflower of his new class in this heartwarming, slice-of-life school comedy series!
One lonely, gloomy fifth-grade girl is the target of her classmates’ relentless bullying and teasing—that is, until a new kid arrives on the scene. Friendly Takada is as clueless as he is well-meaning, but somehow he possesses the magic ability to start drawing “Grim Reaper” Nishimura out of her shell. As the elementary schoolers experience all the fun of a childhood summer together—from going to the pool to picking sunflowers to watching fireworks—an unusual friendship blossoms!
Via Crunchyroll News