Kase-san

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Kase-san
Kase-san manga vol 1.jpg
Cover of the first manga volume featuring Yamada (left) and Kase (right).
加瀬さんシリーズ
(Kase-san shirīzu)
Genre Romance, Yuri
Manga
Written by Hiromi Takashima
Published by Shinshokan
English publisher Seven Seas Entertainment
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Hirari
Flash Wings
Original run August 26, 2010March 23, 2017
Volumes 5 (List of volumes)
Manga
Yamada to Kase-san.
Written by Hiromi Takashima
Published by Shinshokan
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Wings
Original run April 28, 2017 – present
Original net animation
Your Light ~Kase-san and Morning Glories~
Directed by Takuya Satō
Music by Hanako Oku
Studio Zexcs
Released May 7, 2017
Runtime 5 minutes
Original video animation
Kase-san and Morning Glories
Directed by Takuya Satō
Written by Takeshi Kuchiba
Music by rionos
Studio Zexcs
Released June 9, 2018 (theatrical)
Runtime 58 minutes
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The Kase-san and... series (加瀬さんシリーズ, Kase-san shirīzu) is a Japanese yuri manga series written and illustrated by Hiromi Takashima. The series was serialized in Shinshokan's Hirari magazine and Flash Wings web publication between August 2010 and March 2017 and is published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. A sequel series, titled Yamada to Kase-san (山田と加瀬さん。, Kase-san and Yamada), began publication in the shōjo manga magazine Wings in April 2017. A five-minute original net animation by Zexcs was released on May 7, 2017, followed by a 58-minute original video animation released in theaters on June 9, 2018.[1]

Story

Yui Yamada, a timid girl who enjoys tending to her school's greenery, falls in love with the athletic Tomoka Kase. The two eventually begin dating, and the story follows the pair as they face various challenges in their relationship.[2]

Characters

Yui Yamada (山田 結衣, Yamada Yui)
Voiced by: Minami Takahashi[3]
A shy and timid girl who is part of her school's greenery committee and loves weeding the school grounds. She falls in love with Kase, despite her being another girl, and soon begins dating her, although she often gets paranoid over things. After graduating from high school, she goes to Tokyo with Kase to study horticulture at a women's university.
Tomoka Kase (加瀬 友香, Kase Tomoka)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura[3]
A boyish looking girl who is part of her school's track and field club and has exceedingly good athletic skill, often racing in tournaments. She takes an interest in Yamada and soon starts dating her, although she can sometimes act a little perverted. After graduating from high school, she goes to a sport university in Tokyo.
Mikawa (三河)
Voiced by: Ibuki Kido[4]
Yamada's best friend, nicknamed Mikawacchi, who is initially suspicious of her relationship with Kase, having heard various rumors about her. She is quite boisterous but can't stand the sight of blood. After graduation, she goes to a college in Tokyo to study tourism.
Akane Inoue (井上 茜, Inoue Akane)
Voiced by: Minako Kotobuki[4]
A graduate who was in the same track club as Kase and attends the same university Kase later attends. As a result of rumors, she is long believed by Yamada to be Kase's ex-girlfriend, although this is eventually proven to be false.

Media

Manga

The original manga by Hiromi Takashima began publication in the second issue of Shinshokan's Hirari magazine from August 26, 2010. After Hirari ceased publication in 2014, the series moved to Shinshokan's Flash Wings web publication and ran until March 23, 2017. Five tankōbon volumes have been released in Japan as of May 20, 2018. Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the series in English and released the first volume in North America on February 28, 2017.[5] A sequel series, titled Yamada to Kase-san, began serialization in Shinshokan's Wings magazine from April 28, 2017.[6]

No. Title Japanese release English release
01 Kase-san and Morning Glories
Asagao to Kase-san. (あさがおと加瀬さん。)
July 28, 2012[7]
ISBN 978-4-40-367121-0
February 28, 2017[8]
ISBN 978-1-626924-70-3
02 Kase-san and Bento
Obentō to Kase-san. (おべんとうと加瀬さん。)
July 30, 2014[9]
ISBN 978-4-40-367158-6
May 23, 2017[10]
ISBN 978-1-626924-87-1
03 Kase-san and Shortcake
Shōtokēki to Kase-san. (ショートケーキと加瀬さん。)
September 30, 2015[11]
ISBN 978-4-40-367173-9
September 12, 2017[12]
ISBN 978-1-626925-49-6
04 Kase-san and an Apron
Epuron to Kase-san. (エプロンと加瀬さん。)
July 25, 2017[13][14]
ISBN 978-4-40-367176-0
February 20, 2018[15]
ISBN 978-1-626927-43-8
05 Kase-san and Cherry Blossoms
Sakura to Kase-san. (さくらと加瀬さん。)
May 20, 2018[4]
ISBN 978-4-40-367178-4
February 12, 2019[16]
ISBN 978-1-642750-54-6

Anime

A five-minute animation clip based on the series was announced on March 23, 2017.[17] The clip, titled Your Light ~Kase-san and Morning Glories~ (キミノヒカリ ~あさがおと加瀬さん。~, Kimi no Hikari ~Asagao to Kase-san.~), was released on Pony Canyon's YouTube channel on May 7, 2017.[18][19] It was directed by Takuya Satō at Zexcs with character design and key animation by Kyuta Sakai, and features the song "Kimi no Egao (album ver.)" (君の笑顔 (album ver.), Your Smile (album ver.)) from Hanako Oku's 2012 album, Good-Bye.[20][21][22] A Blu-ray Disc of the clip containing a storyboard reel and audio commentary was bundled with the special edition of Kase-san and Apron on July 25, 2017.[23] A new anime project was announced on August 28, 2017,[24] later revealed to be an original video animation that was scheduled for release in Summer 2018, also produced by Zexcs.[25] Satō and Sakai return as director and character designer respectively, while Takeshi Kuchiba will be doing composition. The 58-minute OVA was screened in theaters from June 9, 2018.[3] The main theme is a cover of I WiSH's 2003 song "Asu e no Tobira" (明日への扉, Door Towards Tomorrow), performed by Minami Takahashi and Ayane Sakura.[26] The OVA will have its North American premiere at Anime Expo 2018 on July 8, 2018.[27]

No. Title Original air date
OVA "Kase-san and Morning Glories"
"Asagao to Kase-san." (あさがおと加瀬さん。)
June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)
Plant appointee Yui Yamada and athlete Tomoka Kase have recently started dating each other. As Yamada becomes anxious when she is unable to spend time with Kase, Kase explains how she came to admire her. Later, Yamada invites Kase to her house, where a serious development almost takes place. During a school trip to Okinawa, Yamada becomes embarrassed when she sees Kase naked, leading Kase to worry that she wants to break up with her, but they manage to clear up their worries the next day. Later, as Kase is set to go to a sports university in Tokyo, Yamada, realizing she doesn't want to be apart from Kase, decides to change her choice of university to one in Tokyo so she can be with her.

Drama CDs

Three drama CDs are being produced, featuring the same voice cast from the OVA. The first was bundled with special editions of the fifth manga volume released on May 20, 2018.[4] A second drama CD is included as part of a Cover Song & Audio Drama Album released on June 6, 2018.[28] A third drama CD is being exclusively distributed to special ticket holders for the screening of the OVA on June 9, 2018.[29]

References

  1. ^ "Celebrate Love at the Kase-san and… Series Museum at Shosen Book Tower - Manga Planet". Manga Planet. 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  2. ^ "SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT | Kase-san and..." gomanga.com. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  3. ^ a b c "Kase-san and Morning Glories Theatrical OVA's Trailer Reveals Cast, June Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-02/kase-san-and-morning-glories-yuri-video-anime-reveals-5-more-cast-members-drama-cd/.128473
  5. ^ "Seven Seas Licenses Kase-san and... Yuri Manga Series - News - Anime News Network:UK". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/Wings_Official/status/857077095423369218
  7. ^ "あさがおと加瀬さん。 (ひらり、コミックス) | 高嶋 ひろみ |本 | 通販 | Amazon". amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  8. ^ "Kase-san and Morning Glories - Seven Seas Entertainment". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  9. ^ "おべんとうと加瀬さん。 (ひらり、コミックス) | 高嶋 ひろみ |本 | 通販 | Amazon". amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  10. ^ "Kase-san and Bento - Seven Seas Entertainment". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  11. ^ "ショートケーキと加瀬さん。 (ひらり、コミックス) | 高嶋 ひろみ |本 | 通販 | Amazon". amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  12. ^ "Kase-san and Shortcake - Seven Seas Entertainment". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  13. ^ http://gureko.blog21.fc2.com/blog-entry-387.html
  14. ^ https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4403671764/
  15. ^ "Kase-san and an Apron - Seven Seas Entertainment". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Kase-san and..." Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Kase-san Yuri Manga's Poster Lists Animators - News - Anime News Network:UK". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  18. ^ "【あさがおと加瀬さん。】 アニメーションクリップ「キミノヒカリ」" (in Japanese). Pony Canyon via YouTube. May 7, 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  19. ^ http://asagao-anime.com/news/archives/90
  20. ^ @yuri_navi (18 March 2017). "え...??? なにこのポスター...? 加瀬さんアニメ化...?" (Tweet). Retrieved 2017-03-18 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ "「あさがおと加瀬さん。」アニメーションクリップ制作決定 | あさがおと加瀬さん". asagao-anime.com. Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  22. ^ "Kase-san and Morning Glories Yuri Manga Gets Anime Clip - News - Anime News Network:UK". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  23. ^ http://asagao-anime.com/news/archives/101
  24. ^ "Kase-san and Morning Glories Manga Gets New Anime Project in 2018". Anime News Network. August 28, 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  25. ^ https://twitter.com/asagao_anime/status/914777060987502592
  26. ^ https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-03-14/kase-san-and-morning-glories-video-anime-promo-video-previews-theme-song/.128971
  27. ^ http://www.anime-expo.org/2018/06/19/pony-canyon-presents-kase-san-morning-glories-premiere-screening-ax-2018/
  28. ^ http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/PCCG-1672
  29. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMpmoZazKjI

External links

  • Official anime website (in Japanese)
  • Kase-san and... (manga) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
  • Kasd-san and... Exhibit
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