The January 2019 issue of Kodansha’s Morning magazine has announced the staff, cast, and premiere date for the anime adaptation of Masahiro Totsuka’s Mannaka no Rikkun (Rikkun in the Middle) manga.
Akiko Seki is directing the anime and writing the storyboards. Naoko Ikeuchi is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. TakaAki Nakahashi is composing the music. Sakura Create is producing the anime. The theme song is “Mannaka no Kimi” (You in the Middle) by 1er Cru.
The cast includes:
- Yurina Watanabe is Riku
- Akiha Matsui is Mom
- Hiroaki Miura is Dad
- Nao Shiraki is Kū
- Tomomi Isomura is Una
- Tadanori Date is Narrator
- Nichika Omori is Mushroom God
- Masaaki Doi is Bamboo Shoot God
- Hinata Tadokoro is Mountain God
Mannaka no Rikkun will air as part of TV Tokyo’s KinderTV variety program starting on January 9, 2019.