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Original Anime Mayonaka Punch Casts Fairouz Ai – News

Kadokawa and PA Works announced the second cast member for their original television anime project Mayonnaka Punch (Midnight Punch) on Tuesday. Fairouz Ai plays the role of Live (pronounced “ribu”), the leader of the “Mayonaka Punch” group.

Fairouz Ai as Thousand

Image via Mayonaka Punch anime’s X/Twitter account

The anime’s six cast members will be announced one by one every day. On Monday, it was announced that Ikumi Hasegawa plays the series’ protagonist Masaki.


The “girls comedy” anime centers on Masaki, a member of the NewTuber group “Harakiri Sisters,” who gets fired because of a certain incident. Aiming for a comeback, Masaki meets Live. The two girls have different goals, but together, they make a high-tension comeback and aim to reach 1 million subscribers on NewTube.

The anime will premiere in July.

The anime will reunite the main staff of the Yes Boy Kongming! anime, including director Shū Honmascriptwriter Hideaki Shirasakaand studio PA Works. Ryōta Arima (chief animation director for The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬) is adapting Tsukasa Kotobuki‘s (Saber Marionette J, Cyberteam in Akihabara) original character designs for animation. “Dōga Tōkō Shōjo” (Video Submission Girls) is credited with the original work.

The project will also include a manga and a novel adaptation. Tomomi Usui‘s (Cube Arts) manga adaptation launched in Kadokawa‘s Monthly Young Ace magazine on Monday.

Source: Mayonnaka Punch anime’s website and X/Twitter accounts

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