Anime based on mega popular otome girls drama CD series Starry☆Sky will begin broadcast on 23 December 2010.
The lucky people in Japan would have been able to watch the special free broadcast of the first episode of Starry Sky Capricorn at Animate Japan’s Ikebukuro store from 18 December till 26 December 2010.
Yahisa Tsukiko is the first female student to enroll at Seigatsu Academy, a former all-boys school specializing in astronomy. She is closely watched over by her childhood friends, Nanami Kanata (Pisces boy) and Touzuki Suzuya (Cancer boy), who often protect her from the male student body. Throughout the story, she befriends other young men whose personalities are based on the Western zodiac constellations.
In the first episode, not long after Tsukiko transfers to Seigatsu Academy, a half-French boy named Tomoe Yoh (Capricorn boy) follows suit to pursue her. This action stirs up emotions from Kanata and Suzuya, both of whom had long loved Tsukiko.
From the looks of it, the producers will be focusing on each constellation boy’s story with the heroine in short episodic formats and I’m guessing probably from the Starry Sky games? I think this will probably work well for a series like this. It helps to keep the story tight and will probably give each boy relatively equal screen time. Fans of different boys will probably be happier with this arrangement rather than having them try to create a main plot-line and then risk screwing up the whole thing.
Stills from the anime look pretty good :) I’m looking forward to it but keeping my expectations low in case I get disappointed. OTL
DVD of the anime is out for preorder too. There’s the special edition with goodies and the regular edition as well.
Updated with DVD cover jacket illustrated by Kazuaki-sensei (left) and pillow case (anime-version) illustrated by Fujimasa-san (right)
Title: Starry Sky vol.1 -Episode Capricorn- Special Edition DVD
Release date: 23 February 2011
DVD includes episodes 1 to 2, pillow case, booklet and a special DVD with bonus 10 minutes footage. Running time: 30 minutes
A PILLOW case??? I think it’s going to be a trend now for otome/fangirl targeted series. Can’t wait to see what it looks like. I’ll update when there’s more information :D
Characters from left: Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini
Characters from left: Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Heroine: Orikasa Fumiko as Yahisa Tsukiko 夜久月子：折笠富美子
Capricorn: Midorikawa Hikaru as Tomoe Yoh 土萌羊：緑川光
Aquarius Suzumura Kenichi as Amaha Tsubasa 天羽翼：鈴村健一
Pisces: Sugita Tomokazu as Nanami Kanata 七海哉太：杉田智和
Aries Nakamura Yuuichi as Shiranui Kazuki 不知火一樹：中村悠一
Taurus: Hoshi Souichiro as Kanakubo Homare 金久保誉：保志総一朗
Gemini: Yusa Kouji as Mizushima Iku 水嶋郁：遊佐浩二
Cancer: Ono Daisuke as Touzuki Suzuya 東月錫也：小野大輔
Leo: Kishio Daisuke as Haruki Naoshi 陽日直獅：岸尾だいすけ
Virgo: Hirakawa Daisuke as Aozora Hayato 青空颯斗：平川大輔
Libra: Ishida Akira as Hoshizuki Kotaro 星月琥太郎：石田彰
Scorpio: Kamiya Hiroshi as Miyaji Ryunosuke 宮地龍之介：神谷浩史
Sagittarius: Fukuyama Jun as Kinose Azusa 木ノ瀬梓：福山潤
Ophiuchus: Miyano Mamoru as Kagurazaka Shiki 神楽坂四季：宮野真守
Suwabe Junichi as Shirogane Ooshirou
Production house: Studio DEEN
Official site: http://www.sta-ska.com/index.html