The official website for the television anime of Shizuki Fujisawa‘s (Youth Story of a Family or literally, The Four Yuzuki Brothers) manga started streaming the anime’s main promotional video on Tuesday. The video previews the “Naite Iinda” (It’s Okay to Cry) opening theme song by flumpool and also lists more staff members (which were listed on the website last week).
The newly announced staff members are:
- Chief Episode Director: Yoshiki Kawasaki
- Layout Supervision: Masakazu Kawazoe
- Costume Design: Kurō Oi
- Prop Design: Kaede Aizawa
- Art: Yukihiro Shibutani
- Color Key Artist: Miho Tanaka
- Compositing Director of Photography: Tomo Namiki
- Editing: Tomoki Nagasaka
The anime will premiere on October 5 on the TOKYO MX, BS11, and AT-X channels. The anime will also have an advance screening event in October. The anime’s staff will announce more event details soon.
The anime stars:
- Ryōta Iwasaki as Hayato Yuzuki, the eldest brother and family’s central pillar who is worldly wise
- Kikunosuke Toya as Mikoto Yuzuki the second son who is cool and has a brother complex
- Miyuki Sakurai as Minato Yuzuki, the third son who is energetic and thoughtful of his siblings
- Momoka Terasawa as Gakuto, the fourth son who is actually the most grown up, and a first-year elementary school student whom everyone calls a hermit
Additional cast includes:
- Misato Matsuoka as Uta Kirishima
- Akari Tadano as Waka Kirishima
- M.A.O as Saki Kirishima
- Fumihiko Tachiki as Kojirō Kirishima
- Satsuki Kokubu as Yūma Nikaidō
Mitsuru Hongo (, ) is directing the anime at Shuka ( seasons 5-6), and Orie Tanaka ( animation director) is designing the characters and is serving as chief animation director. Yoshikazu Suo (, ) is composing the music. Aoi Kubo performs the ending theme song “Sasakure” (Splinter).
The coming-of-age story follows four brothers — from oldest to youngest, the family’s breadwinner and school teacher Hayato, the aloof Mikoto who dotes on Minato perhaps too much, the meek Minato, and the confident first-grader Gakuto.
The manga has been running in Shogakukan‘s shōjo manga magazine since 2018. The manga won the shōjo category in the 66th Shogakukan Manga Prizes in 2020.
Sources: anime’s website, Comic Natalie