On Tuesday, an official website was launched to reveal that Miki Yoshikawa’s manga A Couple of Cuckoos will be adapted into a broadcast anime series that will debut in 2022. Nagi Umino will be played by Kaito Ishikawa, and Erika Amano will be played by Akari Kit.
Hiroaki Akagi (Those Snow White Notes, Karakai Jzu no Takagi-san) is the anime’s chief director, while Yoshiyuki Shirahata (episode director for Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, Great Pretender) is the anime’s director at Shin-Ei Animation and Synergy SP. The series scripts are supervised by Yasuhiro Nakanishi (Kaguya-sama: Love is War both seasons, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun), and the characters are designed by Aya Takano (Karakai Jzu no Takagi-san, Polar Bear’s Café).
A Couple of Cuckoos Visuals and Additional Info
In January 2020, Yoshikawa (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan) released the manga A Pair of Cuckoos (Kakk no Iinazuke) in Kodansha’s Weekly Shnen Magazine. On January 15, Kodansha released the manga’s fifth compiled book series. On April 14, a novel based on the manga will be published.
Kodansha Comics Synopsis of A Couple of Cuckoos Translated by Geek Impulse:
Nagi Umino was born on the wrong side of the family and now attends a renowned private high school. Erika Amano, an extremely high society high school girl who says she’s on her way to meet her fiancé and asks/forces him to be her fake boyfriend, happens to cross his path one day.
Erika was the girl Nagi was swapped at birth with, and Nagi was Erika’s soon-to-be fiancé! None of them realized the importance of their encounter at the moment. The curtain rises on a romantic comedy about entangled fates that starts with a birth turn!
Trailer for Anime and Deets
Yoshikawa’s manga will be a collaboration with Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari’s Oshi no Ko manga, according to Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine with regards to A Couple of Cuckoos.
The art for the environments is very nice, with stunning eye for detail and excellent lighting, and the art for the characters is also very nice, with a distinct round design and unique faces for every character and identifiable silhouettes, BUT there’s a big problem, the environment and the characters don’t mix, they look too different to feel like they’re from the same world.
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