Cast and Crew Ready to Learn Lessons of Love in “Hitorijime My Hero”

The main cast and staff have been announced for Hitorijime My Hero, an upcoming TV anime based on the boys’ love manga by Memeco Arii that focuses on the growing bonds between a group of young men.

The main staff for Hitorijime My Hero includes:

  • Director: Yukina Hiiro
  • Series composition:  Yūsei Naruse 
  • Character design, chief animation director: Ayana Nishino
  • Opening theme: “Heart Signal” by Wataru Hatano
  • Animation production: Encourage Films

The main cast of the Hitorijime My Hero drama CDs will be reprising their roles for the anime, including:

Tomaki Maeno as Kōsuke Ōshiba.

Toshiki Masuda as Masahiro Setagawa.

Shinnosuke Tachibana as Asaya Hasekura.

And Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kensuke Ōshiba.

The original Hitorjime My Hero is serialized in Ichijinsha’s gateau manga magazine. The series is a spin-off of Memeco Arii’s earlier manga, Hitorijime Boyfriend, and it focuses on the growing bonds between Masahiro Setagawa, an incompetent delinquent, and Kōsuke Ōshiba, a high school teacher who is bad at math but good at fighting.

Hitorijime My Hero will broadcast on Tokyo MX, AT-X, and BS-NTV beginning in July of 2017. The series will also be distributed digitally via d Anime Store and dTV. 



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Elspeth Chagall

A biologist by education, Elspeth has always possessed an artist's soul. Her time is mostly spent learning all the tricks of the content marketing trade. Not only that, when she's not learning, she works tirelessly as web admin for her self-hosted blog network of Wordpress sites and manages all the editorial duties of all the sites she's developed. She's often said that ideas for new sites keep coming to her. She was an affiliate marketer for a number of years but had to drop that title so she could spend more time working on her own projects. When she's not busy growing her blog empire, she's working on her published writing endeavors. She resides in the Philadelphia Metro area with her partner. In her spare time, she's an avid anime and manga fan, a lover of M/M romance as she both reads and writes stories, a techno-geek, card-carrying member of the Cult of Mac/Apple, book worm and movie buff. It's safe to say, that she doesn't get out much.