The anime production for the upcoming series Unhappy updated the official site last week with a new key visual and they’re getting things underway this week with another update. This one gives us the premiere date for the series which has now been formalized with an April 4th, 2016 debut on Tokyo MX along with other regional broadcasters that day. Back in December, the show was given a slightly different name as things are formalizing around social media accounts as it’s being called Anne Happy. We’ll hold onto calling it Unhappy until we see how streaming/localization goes since Anne Happy just sounds damn weird.
The announced cast includes:
- Yumiri Hanamori as An Hanakoizumi
- Haruka Shiraishi as Ruri Hibarigaoka
- Kiyono Yasuno as Botan Kumegawa
- Hibiku Yamamura as Hibiki Hagyuu
- Mayu Yoshioka as Ren Ekoda
- Yumi Hara as Kodaira-sensei
- Chitose Morinaga as Timothy
The series is being produced by Silver Link. Shin Oonuma is on board to direct based on scripts by Hitoshi Tanaka. Miwa Oshima is serving as both character designer and chief animation director.
Four volumes have been released so far since it debuted at the end of 2012.
Plot concept: The story centers around class 1-7 of Tennogofune Academy, where all the students with “bad karma” or misfortune seem to have been gathered. Hibari, a student in this class, meets the unlucky Hanako and the perennially unhealthy Botan on her first day of school, and together they try to find a way to turn their school life into a happy one.