Continuing their week full of acquisition announcements, North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks have today confirmed their plans for Sakura Trick (桜Trick), based on the comedy slice-of-life manga series written and illustrated by Tachi. Featuring animation by Studio Deen, Sakura Trick is being directed by Kenichi Ishikura (ef: tale of melodies, Hidamari Sketch) and contains music by Ryosuke Nakanishi (Majikoi – Oh! Samurai Girls, Kuroko’s Basketball) and character designs by Kyuta Sakai (Humanity has Declined, Strawberry Marshmallow).
As with all their other acquisitions this week, Sakura Trick is currently being aired in Japan and simulcast through selected digital channels. This will be followed up by a physical retail release at an unspecified later date.
Haruka and Yu have always sat next to each other and they’ve been best friends forever… well, since they were just girls in junior high anyway. But on their first day of Senior high, they’re stunned to learn that the new seating plan has them on opposite sides of the classroom! And since everyone knows that long distance relationships don’t work unless the parties involved put extra effort into it, they decide they need to do something extra special to make their friendship “different.” However, deciding to kiss each other awakens a whole new level of feelings, and it doesn’t help that some of their classmates seem to be ‘involved” in similar circumstances. So what’s a girl to do when her best girl friend is suddenly seeming more like a girlfriend? It’s a life lesson that the school curriculum isn’t normally prepared to teach, except maybe in French class, but our two young heroines are about to get a private education you’ll never forget! Come learn about the bird and the… er… birds, as two young girls learn to deal with the pros and cons of intramural osculation in SAKURA TRICK!