A new trailer for the upcoming “Doukyuusei” BL anime movie is now streaming online. The new trailer, available to view below, features Rihito and Hikaru’s first meeting. The “Doukyuusei” or “Classmates” anime movie is set to premiere in Japan on Feb. 20.
Doukyuusei PV2 by pKjd
Since it’s officially release date announcement earlier this month, fans in an ANN forum have been expressing excitement for the “Doukyuusei” BL anime movie.
“I am so ready for this! I already got my ticket a few months ago. I can’t wait,” said GokuMew2.
Anime News Network reports that the main role of Rihito Sajo will be voiced by Kenji Nojima. Meanwhile, Hikaru Kusakabe will be voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya.
The “Doukyuusei” anime film will be directed by Shouko Nakamura with character designs by Akemi Hayashi. A-1 Pictures will handle the animation production. Cheiko Nakamura will handle art direction, Ritsuko Utagawa will handle color design. Finally, guitarist Kotaro Oshio will compose the soundtrack.
For fans lucky enough to live in Japan, advanced tickets for the movie appear to be worth the buy. According to ANN , advanced ticket purchasers will receive special themed birthday cards. The first batch includes a Hikaru Kusakabe birthday card and the second batch includes a Rihito Sajo birthday card.
Asumiko Nakamura created the original “Doukyuusei” manga series in one single volume in 2006. The series yielded a spin-off entitled “Sora to Hara” and two sequels, “Sotsugyosei” (Graduates) and “O.B.” Digital Manga Guild has licensed “Doukyuusei”
For those who are not familiar with “Doukyuusei” or “Classmates,” My Anime List provides the following description of the story:
“The story begins during music class before the chorus festival, when male student Kusakabe Hikaru notices that the bespectacled honor student Sajou Rihito is not singing. Although he thinks that Rihito just doesn’t like singing, he finds him practicing alone in the classroom after school. Without even thinking, Hikaru calls out to him.”