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My Happy Marriage Anime Shares Pretty Trailer, Song News

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The anime My Happy Marriage (based on the light novel series Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon by Akumi Agitogi and illustrator Tsukiho Tsukioka) will debut this July and be streamed by Netflix. Ahead of this a pretty “visual image” video was released showing Miyo and Kiyoka walking amidst cherry blossoms.

It was also just announced that the show’s opening theme song is titled “Anata no Soba ni” (translated as “By Your Side”) and performed by Riria. Meanwhile, the ending theme song is titled “Itaphilosophy” and performed by Kashitarō Itō.

Looking toward the cast, Reina Ueda plays Miyo Saimori, Kaito Ishikawa plays Kiyoka Kudo, Ayane Sakura plays Kaya Saimori, Kōtarō Nishiyama plays Kōji Tatsuishi, Houko Kuwashima plays Yurie, and Hiro Shimono plays Yoshito Godō.

The anime is being made at Kinema Citrus with Takehiro Kubota of Gloomy the Naughty Grizzly helming the project as the director.

The original light novels are being published in America by Yen Press. There is also a manga adaptation being published in America by Square Enix Manga & Books. Square Enix gave this description for the first volume:

“A ‘Cinderella’-inspired slow-burn historical romance with a paranormal twist set in Meiji-era Japan!

A browbeaten and mistreated daughter is cast out of her family home and sent to audition as a bridal candidate for the heir to one of the most powerful families in the land…

Considered nigh worthless for having failed to inherit the superhuman powers of the bloodlines into which she was born, Miyo Saimori lives her days unwanted and unloved.

She is treated as a servant by her half-sister who, unlike Miyo, is blessed with unusual powers, while her step-mother and very own father have little time or love for their eldest daughter.

Ultimately seen as nothing more than a nuisance and a drain on the family wealth, Miyo is packed off to the Kudo house as a bridal candidate for its heir, Kyoka Kudo.

But whispers abound about the Kudo clan, the most powerful in all the land. Still, will the allegedly cold and cruel house into which Miyo aims to marry prove much warmer than the family she left behind?”

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.