A new TV anime adaptation is in our future with the Shy series getting the nod back in October 2022. With the series set for an October 2023 premiere, Crunchyroll announced at SDCC this summer their pickup of the project with a simulcast plan. They’ve gained worldwide rights outside of Asia for it and will have more details about their plans later this year.
Now, the Japanese side is updating with a new promo that has set an October 2nd, 2023 premiere and has added a few more cast members below to it.
Masaomi Ando is directing it from the scripts overseen and written by Yasuhiro Nakanishi. Yuichi Tanaka is handling the character designs and 8-Bit is handling the production.
The manga comes from creator Miki Bukimi and began in 2019 as serialized in Shuukan Shounen Champion for Akita Shoten. It has sixteen volumes out as of the original announcement and is ongoing in Japan. Yen Press is releasing it in English.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Shino Shimoji as Shy/Teru Momijiyama
- Nao Tōyama as Iko Koishikawa
- Tomokazu Sugita as Ebio
- Mamiko Noto as Spirit
- Shinichiro Miki as Stardust
- Sayumi Suzushiro as Lady Black
- Ayumu Murase as Mian Long
- Kikuko Inoue as Unilord
The newly added cast includes:
- Mutsumi Tamura as Stigma
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Tzveta
- Rina Hidaka as Keheheh
The opening song was also revealed with “Shiny Girl” from MindaRyn.
Plot Concept: Around the middle of the 21st century, all war on Earth ceased. The sudden widespread appearance of “Heroes,” people with supernatural powers who wish only for peace, has drastically transformed the world. In a world where the Heroes of each country work to maintain this newfound peace, the one protecting Japan is a young girl named Shy who is… cripplingly shy