First, I should say, happy birthday, lyschan! Some happy birthday information for you can probably be found on Banri Hidaka's blog, so you can go check it out before you read our squees about it if you want.
And here we squee.
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! I mean, obviously it's not going to be much of a surprise that oh my goodness (sarcastic) volume four of Tenshi 1/2 Houteishiki is coming out. Big shocker. That's happening in September. But the exciting news is that there's going to be a limited edition that comes with a CD drama! And so we say EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
We decided we couldn't wait to guess the cast after all, so we went ahead and looked at the list Hidaka-sensei provided, and oh. my. goodness. (not sarcastic.)
Yuiko is played by Kana Hanazawa, who seems to be the love interest in everything these days, but to the people interested in Tenshi 1/2, the relevant character on her resume would be Anri Sonohara from Durarara!!.
Mana is played by Kouki Uchiyama. This makes us ridiculously happy, because every time we hear him as a character, he's amazing. And he's Roxas. It's Roxas! As Mana! Maki's son is Roxas.
After we saw that, we didn't really care about anyone else. Uchiyama-kun's in it, that's good enough for us. (I mean, yeah right, like we weren't going to get the CD drama anyway.) But we were still reading Hidaka-sensei's blog, so we figured we might as well read the rest of the cast, too. Maki and Kazuha will be played by the same voice actors as before, and Hina is played by Haruka Tomatsu, who also played ...the girl...that...Shizuku! Shizuku? Shizuku...? In Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, and Morgiana in Magi, who happened to be Hidaka-sensei's favorite character (in Magi). And Michiru is played by Saeko Chiba...who we haven't heard in a lot of stuff lately. We'll always remember her as Chika in Strawberry Marshmallow.
Then we were excited again (but not as much) when we saw that Natsuya will be played by Hiroshi Kamiya. He's the guy who plays all the characters who need Gundams to step on their heads, but also Penguin in Polar Bear Cafe. (Speaking of that, Hanazawa-san plays Mei-Mei!) He's grown on us since Polar Bear Cafe, Koe no Ouji-sama, Durarara!! (Izaya still needs his head to be stepped on by a Gundam, but in a fun way (whatever that means)), and Angel Beats. Oh my goodness, his character in Angel Beats is amazing. He was just kind of eh at first, but as the series goes on...he's like one of the best guys ever. So Mana and Natsuya will be played by awesome voice actors, and that's exciting.
Then there's a guy named Taichi...have we seen him yet? We're not sure if we've seen him yet, unless he's one of Ueno's friends. Or maybe the guy Mana gets makeup tips from? But he's played by Takahiro Mizushima, who played Romeo in Romeo x Juliet and Ludwig in Labyrinth of Grimm, so we like him a lot. And finally, Ueno is played by Tomoaki Maeno. The only thing we really know him from is Cinderella in Ouji thing thing thing, but we also remember seeing his name on an ad for Akatsuki no Yona CD dramas. Wikipedia says he played Son Haku...?
But most importantly, Roxas!! As Mana!! We have to hear it!!!
Hidaka-sensei says when she heard it, she was so happy because all the voices were so perfect. Oh man, I'm so excited. And finally, EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Today I'm thankful for a relatively painless visit to the dentist, that visit being over, getting to see our friend Gaston, all-star casting for CD dramas we were going to get anyway, and having time to go to Lumosity.