Anime Spotlight - White Album 2

by Justin Sevakis, Oct 1st 2013

October 2013 (Japanese Premiere)

Key Staff

Original Work: AQUAPLUS
    (Comic Party, To Heart, Utawarerumono)
Director: Masaomi Ando
    (Episode Director on Fairy Tail, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere)
Chief Aniamtion Director: Satoru Fujimoto
    (Senki Zesshō Symphogear, Shugo Chara! Party!)
Animation Production
Satelight






Introduction

Winter comes—in a moment filled with happiness and pain that lasts an eternity.

Story

Fall, when graduation is only half a year away.

Haruki Kitahara, the final member of the light music club that dissolved, plays his guitar by the window after school in preparation for the school festival. It was the one and only adventure of a good student who spent two diligent years on his studies.

But when a flowing piano melody and a voice as a clear as bell harmonize with his guitar… He goes from being alone, to being two, then three in the light music club, as the semester he dreamed of, no, hoped for, began.

Characters

Haruki Kitahara
VA: Takahiro Mizushima
The former class president of Class 3-E at Hojo University Attached High School. A student with excellent grades, who's meddlesome and preachy. But for some reason, he's in the light music club. Lately he's been concentrating on practicing the guitar for the school festival, but he's not talented enough to go on stage.
Setsuna Ogiso
VA: Madoka Yonezawa
A student of Class 3-A at Hojo University Attached High School. She's popular with a bright history of winning Mis Hojo Academy two years in a row, and she's the idol of the academy. She usually gets along well with others, and in some sense her attitude is harmless and inoffensive, but it's rumored that's not the real her.
Kazusa Touma
VA: Hitomi Nabatame
A student of Class 3-E at Hojo University Attached High School. She sits next to Haruki in class. She regularly skips class or sleeps through it, and the teachers have given up on her. Her usual solitary, lofty, and thorny attitude keeps her fellow students at distance too. All except for one.
Takeya Iizuka
VA: Takuma Terashima
A student of 3-G at Hojo University Attached High School. He's Haruki's best friend and president of the light music club. He's better at the guitar than Haruki. His loose looks and speech give birth to rumors that he has a girlfriend in each class, but the truth is unknown.
Io Mizusawa
VA: Ikumi Nakagami
A student of Class 3-A at Hojo University Attached High School. She's the former captain of the basketball team. She's classmates with Setsuna, as well as Haruki's friend, and she's known Takeya for a while. Her frank, boyish personality earns her a lot of hidden fans, but she doesn't seem to be interested in romance.
Chikashi Hayasaka
VA: Noriaki Sugiyama
A student of Class 3-E at Hojo University Attached High School. He's one of Haruki's classmates and a close friend. He's working himself to the bone trying to make the school festival a success… or so he acts while relying on Haruki all the time and enjoying himself. Still, he's grown a lot better since old times.

Takahiro Ogiso
VA: Yuuki Kaji
Setsuna's younger brother who's three years younger. Even though his sister always gets prioritized at home, he doesn't seem to mind that. He's big-hearted, honest, and cares a lot for his family. However, his sister also gets preference in her studies, so even though he hopes to attend Hojo University Attached High School, he has little hope of passing the exams.
Youko Touma
VA: Rio Natsuki
A world famous pianist, and currently lives in Paris away from her daughter. She's stirred the mass media up as much as an entertainer ever since she was young with her unrestrained lifestyle. She's divorced twice, but it's not certain who Kazusa's father is.

Cast

Haruki Kitahara
Takahiro Mizushima
Setsuna Ogiso
Madoka Yonezawa
Kazusa Touma
Hitomi Nabatame
Takeya Iizuka
Takuma Terashima
Io Mizusawa
Ikumi Nakagami
Chikashi Hayasaka
Noriaki Sugiyama
Takahiro Ogiso
Yuuki Kaji
Youko Touma
Rio Natsuki

Staff

Original Work
White Album 2 The Other Side of Happiness
(AQUAPLUS)
Director
Masaomi Ando
Series Composition
Script
Fumiaki Maruto
Original Character Design
Takeshi Nakamura
Animation Character Design
Satoru Fujimoto
Sub Character Design
Chief Animation Director
Rondo Mizukami
Chief Director
Seiya Numata
Costume Design
Sachiko Oohashi
3D Set Design
Kenichi Morioka
Art Director
Kenichi Tajiri
Color Design
Aiko Shinohara
Director of Photography
Yoichiro Sato
Visual Effect
Kento Sasaki
Special Effects Director
Kumiko Taniguchi
3D Director
Hisashi Akimoto
(T2studio)
Sound Director
Jin Aketagawa
Editing
Takeshi Sadamatsu
Music Director
Naoya Shimokawa
Music
Shuntarō Kobayashi
AQUAPLUS
Animation Production
Satelight
Production
PROJECT W.A.2





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