Tue 14 March 2023 10:47, UK

The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You manga will be receiving an anime adaptation, set to release later in 2023.

As we head towards the conclusion of the 2023 Winter anime slate, fans around the world are now looking ahead to what the rest of the year will hold for the industry.

Whilst the likes of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War, Attack on Titan’s final part, and Demon Slayer season 3 will take the headlines, fans are also celebrating news that the 100 Girlfriends manga will be made into an anime later this year.

Here is everything that you need to know about the 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You anime adaptation, including the main voice cast and synopsis.

100 Girlfriends anime adaptation to release 2023

On March 13, it was finally confirmed that the 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You manga series would be receiving an anime adaptation.

Whilst a specific release date for the anime adaptation has not been revealed, it has been confirmed that the series will premiere later in 2023 – assumed to be October 2023 on the Fall broadcast slate.

100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You tells the story of Rentarou Aijoi; a high school student who has been rejected exactly 100 times by various girls whom he had a crush on.

Understandably depressed by the lack of romance in his lie, Rentarou prays to a matchmaking god that he will find a girlfriend in high school when the god suddenly appears to him. The god says that he will meet 100 soulmates at high school, but there’s a catch…

If any of his supposed soulmates fail to enter a relationship with him, they die! Now, a conflicted Rentarou has to find love in all of the right (wrong?) places, if he is to find his one true soulmate whilst keeping all 100 girls alive.

The 100 Girlfriends anime adaptation will be produced by Bibury Animation Studios; which has previously produced the likes of The Quintessential Quintuplets, Grisaia, Azur Lane, and Prime Doll.

Starring in 100 Girlfriends includes:

  • Wataru Katou as Rentarou Aijou
  • Miyu Tomita as Karane Inda
  • Kaede Hondo as Hakari Hanazono

Katou commented via the series’ official website how “Ever since I heard about the audition for this work, I thought “Oh, it would be so frustrating if someone else got the part. If I get it, I’ll be able to see a new view”, so I’m very happy to have this opportunity.”

“Rentarou is a wonderful boy who is monstrously faithful and tries to love all his lovers with his life. Compared to him, I myself am only as emotional as anyone else, but I will do everything I can to play Rentarou to the hilt. For me, Rentarou is also “101 Lovers”. I will do my best to bring the charm of the most powerful original work, which is sure to bring a smile to anyone who reads it, to even more people through the medium of anime.”

Hondo shared that she was “incredibly happy” when she gained the role, adding that “I had so much fun playing Hakari throughout the audition process, so when I heard that I had been cast I was gut-punched, took delivery and ate sushi.

“My favorite thing about the character is her boldness! She’s cute, soft, and girlish, but when she gets serious, she’s amazing. When it comes to her beloved Koitaro, she tries every trick in the book to get him. When she loses a precious chance, she seriously regrets it and screams in despair. The swings are amazing. At the very beginning (maybe even a few minutes), you can still see the beautiful Hakari, so I hope you will take the time to watch her from episode 1. And please love the rough and tumble Hakari!”

Finally, Tomita acknowledged that “The cast is overwhelmed by the tempo and the huge amount of dialogue, but we’re having a lot of fun and doing our best. This is a work that will make you feel happy, laugh out loud, and keep you busy in a good way. I hope you all get swept away a lot!”

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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