Animatsu had a recent pickup that we’ll be seeing some time in 2017 with the announcement of Haven’t You Heard, I’m Sakamoto. The spring 2016 anime series won’t end its Japanese release (at five volumes) until October 2016 and anything that will happen will come after that at the absolute earliest. Sentai Filmworks picked up the series for North America and will determine later whether it will get a dub or not, which will impact what Animatsu will do since they’d want to be in on that.
The anime adaptation has Shinji Takamatsu as the director with Atsuko Nakajima as character designer. It was animated at Studio DEEN.
The series comes from Nami Sano, their first formal work, which began serialization back in 2011 in the Fellows magazine. The series has four volumes out so far in Japan while Seven Seas Entertainment brought out the first volume of their adaptation out in August 2015.
The cast includes Akira Ishida as Yoshinobu Kubota, Tomokazu Sugita as Atsushi Maeda, Ken Takeuchi as Mario, Nobuyuki Hiyama as Kenken, Showtaro Morikubo as Yuuya Sera, Yui Horie as Aina Kuronuma, Mai Nakahara as Megumi Fujita, Yukari Tamura as Kana-chan, Kana Ueda as Mii-chan, Hitomi Nabatame as Yagi-san, Saki Fujita as Tanaka-san, Mikako Takahashi as Erika, Tomoaki Maeno as Morita, Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Yasuda, Kujira as Shigemi Kubota, Masahito Yabe as Shigeru Kobayashi, Jouji Nakata as Kakuta-sensei, Kouji Yusa as 8823-senpai and Mitsuo Iwata as Fukase-san.
Plot concept: First year high school student Sakamoto isn’t just cool, he’s the coolest! Almost immediately after starting school, he began attracting everyone’s attention. The girls love him, and most of the boys resent him. There’s even a boy in the class who works as a model, but who is constantly upstaged by Sakamoto! No matter what tricks the other boys try to play on him, Sakamoto always manages to foil them with ease and grace. Though Sakamoto may seem cool and aloof, he helps others when asked, such as in the case of the boy in his class who was being constantly bullied. No matter what difficulties Sakamoto encounters, he moves through his high school life with confidence and class!