The PV introduces Akira Asai (CV: Yumiri Hanamori), the childhood friend of Ko Yamori.
By: Nicole S. Castro on March 29, 2022 at 23:43 PHT
The upcoming TV anime adaptation for Kotoyama's vampire manga series Call of the Night has released a character promotional video for Akira Asai (CV: Yumiri Hanamori).
The series will air in July 2022 on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block. It is animated by LIDENFILMS.
Akira is a second year middle school student who lives in the same apartment complex as protagonist Ko Yamori (CV: Gen Satō). She and Yamori are childhood friends. While Yamori is a night owl, Akira is an early riser, and this intersection allows them to reunite after a late night encounter with Nazuna Nanakusa (CV: Sora Amamiya).
Below is the character visual for Akira, which is now reflected on the official website.
Call of the Night (Japanese: よふかしのうた, Romaji: Yofukashi no Uta) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kotoyama. It has been serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday since August 2019. In North America, the manga is licensed for English release by Viz Media.
Original work: Kotoyama (serialized in Shogakukan's "Weekly Shonen Sunday")
Director: Tomoyuki Itamura
Chief director: Tetsuya Miyanishi
Screenplay: Michiko Yokote
Character design: Haruka Sagawa
Animation production: LIDENFILMS
Theme song: Creepy Nuts
Kou Yamori seems like a typical middle school student on the surface. Relatively good at studies and amiable with his classmates, he puts a lot of effort into maintaining this facade. One day, however, he decides to stop pretending and quits school, developing insomnia as a result of having no daytime outlet for his energy. When taking walks alone at night, he feels marginally better, though he is aware that his inability to sleep should be considered a serious problem.
On one such walk, Kou meets a weird girl, Nazuna Nanakusa, who diagnoses the cause of his sleeplessness: despite making changes in his life, he is still holding himself back from experiencing true freedom. She says that he won't be able to sleep unless he is satisfied with how he spends his waking hours. When it appears that she has resolved his current worries, Nazuna invites him back to her apartment to share her futon. After a while, unaware that he is only feigning unconsciousness, she leans over him—and bites his neck! (from MyAnimeList)
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.