The spring 2019 season is getting some new updates as Sentai Filmworks previously revealed that Ao-chan Can’t Study, which is known as Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyo ga Dekinai, is getting close with its home video release. Sentai Filmworks has set an April 14th, 2020 debut for the release that’s on Blu-ray only and now the finalized packaging for it has arrived. The series is directed by Shannon Reed and we have a good listen to the cast which includes:
- Sarah Wiedenheft as Ao Horie/Young Ao
- Blake Jackson as Takumi Kijima
- David Harbold as Hanasaki Horie
- Natalie Rial as Miyabi Takaoka/Young Miyabi
- Avery Smithhart as Hasegawa
- Savanna Menzel as Manaka
- Bryson Baugus as Masaki Uehara
- Mike Haimoto as Shuhei Yonezuka
- Joe Daniels as Soichiro Yabe
- Shelby Blocker as Suzuki
Keisuke Inoue directing based on the series composition by Michiko Yokote. Miwa Oshima is working on the character designs with Silver Link handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Azumi Waki as Ao Horie, Junta Terashima as Takumi Kijima, Kenjiro Tsuda as Kasaki Horie, Juri Kimura as Miyabi Takaoka, Takashi Kondo as Sōichirō Yabe, Yusuke Shirai as Masaki Uehara, and Toshinari Fukamachi as Shūhei YonezukaKodansha Comics revealed their acquisition of the manga back in August 2018.
Edoga Sullivan is handling the opening theme song “Wonderful Wonder” while Spira Spica is on board to handle the ending theme song with “Koi was Miracle.”
The manga comes from Ren Kawahara which began in Shonen Magazine Edge in 2015 with seven volumes released as of the anime announcement.
Plot Concept: Ao Horie’s father, a popular erotic fiction author, chose Ao’s name because A stands for “apple” and O stands for “orgy”! Desperate to escape her father’s legacy and get into a prestigious university, Ao devotes herself to studying instead of pursuing romance. She has no time for boys, but there’s just one problem: Kijima, her handsome and popular classmate, just confessed his love to her! And to make matters worse, she can’t stop thinking dirty thoughts about him! Looks like escaping her father’s influence will be harder than she thought?