Kadokawa unveiled a new promotional video on Sunday for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of the light novel series “My Happy Marriage” by Akumi Agitogi (writer) and Tsukiho Tsukioka (illustrator). This captivating video provides a sneak peek of the opening theme song titled “Anata no Soba ni” (By Your Side), performed by Riria. Along with the video, it was announced that the anime is set to debut on July 5. Excitingly, Netflix has also confirmed that the series will be available for streaming worldwide on the same date.
In addition, it was announced by Kadokawa that the role of Arata Tsuruki in the series will be voiced by Ryohei Kimura.
Netflix has announced that it will globally stream the anime later this year.
The cast includes:
- Reina Ueda as Miyo Saimori
- Kaito Ishikawa as Kiyoki Kudo
- Ayane Sakura as Kaya Saimori
- Kōtarō Nishiyama as Kōji Tatsuishi
- Houko Kuwashima as Yurie
- and Hiro Shimono as Yoshito Godō.
The series is directed by Takehiro Kubota from Kinema Citrus, with storyboards and supervision by Takao Abo. The series scripts are overseen by Ami Satо̄, Takahito Ōnishi, and Momoka Toyoda. Shōko Yasuda designs the characters, Yuushi Koshida serves as the 3DCG director, and Evan Call composes the music. The anime’s ending theme song, “Itaphilosophy,” is performed by Kashitarō Itō.
The novels, written by Agitogi and Tsukioka, were launched in January 2019 and licensed by Yen Press. The story revolves around Miyo, born into a noble family, who is mistreated by her stepmother and forced into a marriage with the heartless soldier Kiyoka. Despite their difficult start, Miyo begins to open her heart to her cold husband-to-be, hoping for true love and happiness.
Rito Kohsaka adapted the novels into a manga series, which debuted on Square Enix’s Gangan Online website in December 2018. The manga is published physically and digitally in English by Square Enix Manga & Books.
Furthermore, a live-action film adaptation of the novels premiered in Japan on March 17. The film achieved great success, ranking #1 in its opening weekend and earning approximately US$4.97 million from 479,700 tickets sold in the first three days.
In an update, Netflix has confirmed that the anime will be available for streaming worldwide from July 5. The previously released soft-subtitled trailer from Kadokawa has been replaced with a hard-subtitled version from Netflix.
Source | Press Release