Crunchyroll commenced the streaming of the anime series based on Love Live! Sunshine!!’s Genjitsu no Yohane -Sunshine in the Mirror- magazine illustration, titled Yohane the Parhelion -SUNSHINE in the MIRROR, on Sunday.
The anime debuted on the ABEMA streaming service in Japan at 11 p.m. JST on Sunday, one week before its scheduled premiere on the Tokyo MX channel at 10:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. EDT) on July 2. Additionally, it will be broadcasted on BS11, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, and Shizuoka Broadcasting System.
This reimagined tale unveils the unknown story of Yoshiko Tsushima, the school idol who suffers from chūnibyō (adolescent delusions of grandeur), now portrayed as a girl with fortune-telling abilities. The narrative unfolds in Numazu, a captivating harbor town nestled amidst the beauty of the sea and mountains. Throughout her life, Yohane has never quite fit in and has always felt detached from the townsfolk. Her dreams and true purpose lie elsewhere, and we follow her as she embarks on a captivating journey through this enchanting realm, defying conventions every step of the way.
The cast includes:
- Kanako Takatsuki as Hanamaru
- Arisa Komiya as Dia
- Ai Furihata as Ruby
- Anju Inami as Chika
- Aika Kobayashi as Yohane
- Hekiru Shiina as Yohane’s mother
- Aina Suzuki as Mari
- Shuka Saitō as Yō
- Nanaka Suwa as Kanan
- M.A.O as Kohaku
- Rikako Aida as Riko
- Rie Kugimiya as Chika’s mother
- Kana Asumi as Shima
- Kanae Itō as Mito
- Tomoyo Kurosawa as Tsuki
Asami Nakatani, known for her work on Ensemble Stars!! Road to Show!!, takes the helm as the director of the anime adaptation at Sunrise.
Collaborating with her is Toshiya Ono, renowned for his exceptional work on 86, Land of the Lustrous, The Promised Neverland, and Suite Precure, who will supervise the series scripts. Yumiko Yamamoto, whose artistry graced Seven Senses of the Re’Union and Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld, joins the team as the character designer. And making a triumphant return to the Love Live! Sunshine!! franchise, we have the talented Tatsuya Katō, whose remarkable compositions adorned Ensemble Stars!, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, and Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, tasked with composing the music for the series.
Similar to previous Love Live! endeavors, the original creator of the series, credited under the collective penname Hajime Yatate, and the original concept, envisioned by Sakurako Kimino, continue to leave their mark on Sunrise’s latest project.
Starting from October 2020, Taira Akitsu has been lending their artistic talents to the Genjitsu no Yohane -Sunshine in the Mirror- illustration series, which graces the pages of Love Live! Days Love Live! Sōgō Magazine.
Source | Crunchyroll