The Aniplex Online Fest 2023 event debuted the full promotional video and a new key visual for , the television anime of Misato Mitsumi, Tatsuki Amazuyu, and Tamiki Wakaki‘s (The Bishōjo Game Made by All of You and I) manga, on Sunday. The video unveiled more cast and staff members and the October 4 premiere for the anime.
The newly announced cast members include:
- Kentaro Ito as Masaru Rokuta
- Jun Fukushima as Kiyoshi Gomikawa
- Aya Yamane as Toya Yamada
The newly announced staff members are:
- Art Director: Hisae Arimoto
- Art Design: Hironori Yamamoto, Yoshimitsu Ishihara
- Color Key Artist: Haruko Nobori
- Compositing Director of Photography: Fumi Nanba
- Editing: Nobutaka Maki
- Setting Research Consultant: RetroPC Foundation
- Sound Effects: Yuji Furuya
- Recording Adjustment: Daiki Hachimaki
The anime will premiere on October 4 at 24: 30 (effectively, October 5 at 12: 30 a.m. JST or October 4 at 11: 30 a.m. EDT) on TOKYO MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11. Crunchyroll will stream the anime in English-speaking, Latin American, and European countries in October.
The cast includes Aoi Koga as original protagonist Konoha Akisato, Atsushi Abe as Mamoru Rokuda, Ayako Kawasumi as Kaori Shimoda, and Yui Horie as Meiko Uehara.
Takashi Sakuma () is directing the anime at Silver. Original manga creator Tamiki Wakaki is penning the anime’s original story alongside former AQUAPLUS writer Tatsuya Takahashi (Shizuku, Kizuato, , , ). Masakatsu Sasaki (Saki, , ) is designing the characters. Yashikin (, , ) is composing the music. Satoshi Motoyama is the sound director.
Shoko Nakagawa is performing the anime’s opening theme song “65535.”
The anime will tell an original story.
The manga follows Meiko Uehara, a college student who begins working part-time at a PC shop in 1992. However, this shop is a front for its actual business: an erotic game developer for bishōjo games. Due to the sudden departure of the staff, Meiko ends up as a sub-graphic artist — even though she has never drawn an adult illustration before. Her life as a creator begins as she strives to make an erotic game without snafus.
Wakaki () collaborated on the manga’s story with Misato Mitsumi and Tatsuki Amazuyu based on their real-life experiences at AQUAPLUS. They first distributed the manga as a dōjinshi at Comic Market in December 2016. Kadokawa then began publishing the manga in September 2020, with two volumes out as of November 2021.
Sources: Aniplex Online Fest livestream, email correspondence