Kadokawa’s official YouTube channel began streaming the trailer for the first episode of the upcoming anime adaptation of Osamu Takahashi’s Isuca manga on Monday titled Kaikou (A Chance Encounter). Isuca will start airing from January 23 at 25:35 JST (effectively January 24 at 1:35am JST) during the Winter 2014/2015 anime season.

The first promotional video was revealed earlier:

 The Opening theme song of the anime will be Never say Never performed by Afilia Saga:

 While the Ending theme of the anime will be Somebody to love by TWO-FORMULA:

In addition to this, the character designs and main cast were revealed earlier:


  • Keisuke Koumoto (Kyoutarou Azuma from Yuushibu) voices Shinichirou Asano


  • Kaori Sadohara (SG550 in Upotte!!) as Tamako



  • Saeko Zougou (Chaika Bohdan in Hitsugi no Chaika) will voice the role of Nadeshiko Souma



  • Ayumi Fujimura (Misaki Ayuzawa from Kaichou wa Maid-sama!) will voice Isuca


The production staff of the anime includes:

  • Director: Akira Iwanaga (Tegami Bachi, Kingdom )
  • Series Composer: Masashi Suzuki (Rail Wars!, Oda Nobuna no Yabou)
  • Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Yukiko Akiyama (Suteki Tantei Labyrinth, Yumeiro Patissiere)
  • Art Director: Maho Takahashi (Amagami SS, Nobunagun)
  • Sound Director: Katsunori Shimizu (Elfen Lied, Ikkitousen)
  • Music Composer: Naoki Chiba (Nisekoi, Go! Go! 575)
  • Animation Studio: Arms (Elfen Lied, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha)

Anime visual:


Isuca is a ecchi action manga written and illustrated by Osamu Takahashi. The series began serialization in 2009 in Kadokawa Shoten’s Young Ace magazine. To date there has been a total of 6 compiled volumes released, the latest releasing on December 26.

Source: Crunchyroll