A new project was announced during Crunchyroll Expo this weekend with Dr. Ramune Mysterious Disease Specialist, which is being picked up by Crunchyroll to stream worldwide outside of Asia. Scheduled for a January 2021 debut, it’s an adaptation of Aho Toro’s manga series and we have some new updates. The latest come sin the form of two more character additions below with Ayame and Nico (check out the character designs below) as well as the first promotional video for the series.
Hideaki Oba is directing based on the scripts from Ayumi Hisao. Youko Satou is working on the character designs with Platinum Vision working on the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Yūma Uchida as Ramune: Ramune is a doctor who specializes in treating patients with “mystery diseases,” which are caused when something “strange” sneaks into the hearts of the weak-minded. He is a foul-mouthed physician who is rude to most and very rarely understands the atmosphere around him. Though, he is a very skilled doctor who can quickly identify the root cause of any strange illness. But because he always puts his patients first, he tries not to treat them too harshly.
- Takuma Nagatsuka as Kero: Kero is a junior high school student who works as Ramune’s assistant. He has good judgment and motor skills as well as a rational mind. It’s hard to understand his mood due to having a poker face and is always having to play the straight man when Ramune says or does anything. Kero trusts Ramune’s skills as a specialist of mystery diseases completely. He has a rational mind and strong judgment.
- Kana Ueda as Ayame: The former owner of ‘Mysterious Wares Shop Akatsuki’ who creates mysterious wares herself. She’s currently only 9 years old, but she retained her memories of her past life where she lived to be 103 years old. She’s great at taking care of people but she also likes to provoke people when she can. When she knows she can win in a fight, she tends to do dangerous things.
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Nico: Ayame’s great-grandchild from her previous life and the current owner of ‘Mysterious Wares Shop Akatsuki.’ He is very warm and kind and always smiling, so he’s extremely popular with the neighborhood kids who call him the smiley man. He’s known Ramune ever since he was a child and they think of each other as brothers. Because of a certain condition, he’s able to see his surroundings better than anyone else.
The manga began in 2017 from Aho Toro which is serialized in Monthly Shonen Sirius and has three compiled volumes so far.
Plot Concept: As long as hearts exist inside people, there will always be those who suffer. And then something “strange” enters their mind and causes a strange disease to manifest itself in the body. The illness, which is called a “mystery disease” is unknown to most, but certainly exists. There is a doctor and apprentice who fights the disease, which modern medicine cannot cure.
His name is Ramune.
He acts freely all the time, is foul-mouthed, and doesn’t even look like a doctor! However, once he is confronted with the mysterious disease, he is able to quickly uncover the root cause of his patients’ deep-seated distress and cure them.
And beyond that…