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My Happy Marriage Anime Casts Yōko Hikasa as Hazuki Kudō

Kadokawa revealed on Monday that Yōko Hikasa has joined the cast of the television anime of writer Akumi Agitogi and illustrator Tsukiho Tsukioka‘s () light novel series as Hazuki Kudō (seen below), Kiyoka Kudō’s older sister. Hazuki debuts in episode 7 on Wednesday.



The anime premiered on July 5. Netflix also began streaming the anime worldwide on July 5. The anime will have 12 episodes. The eighth novel volume will bundle an original anime titled “” (The Shape of Happiness) on Blu-ray Disc when it ships on March 15, 2024.

The anime stars:

  • Reina Ueda as Miyo Saimori
  • Kaito Ishikawa as Kiyoka Kudo
  • Ayane Sakura as Kaya Saimori
  • Kōtarō Nishiyama as Kōji Tatsuishi
  • Houko Kuwashima as Yurie
  • Hiro Shimono as Yoshito Godō
  • Ryohei Kimura as Arata Tsuruki

Takehiro Kubota () is directing the series at Kinema Citrus (). Takao Abo (, ) is in charge of storyboards and supervision. Ami Satо̄, Takahito Ōnishi, and Momoka Toyoda are overseeing the series scripts. Shōko Yasuda () is designing the characters. Yuushi Koshida () is the 3DCG director. Evan Call () is composing the music. Riria. performs the anime’s opening theme song “Anata no Soba ni” (By Your Side)., while Kashitarō Itō performs the anime’s ending theme song “Vita Philosophica.”

Agitogi and Tsukioka launched the novel series in January 2019. Yen Press licensed the light novels, and it describes the story:

Born to a noble family, Miyo is raised by her abusive stepmother and married off to Kiyoka, a soldier so heartless his prior fiancées fled within three days into their engagement. With no home to return to, Miyo slowly starts to open her heart to her cold and pale husband-to-be, despite their rocky introduction… This might just be her chance at finding true love and happiness.

Rito Kohsaka‘s manga adaptation debuted on Square Enix‘s website in December 2018. Square Enix Manga & Books is releasing the manga physically and digitally in English.

A live-action film adaptation of the novels opened in Japan on March 17. The film ranked at #1 in its opening weekend, and sold 479,700 tickets to earn 654 million yen (about US$4.97 million) in its first three days.

The novels are also inspiring a stage play in August.

Source: Press release

Disclosure: Kadokawa World Entertainment (KWE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation, is the majority owner of Anime News Network, LLC. One or more of the companies mentioned in this article are part of the Kadokawa Group of Companies.



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