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Time Travel Girl anime reveals its scientist cast, AOP theme song and premiere date

As well as announcing that the “science adventure” anime Time Travel Shojo – Mari, Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachi (Time Travel Girl – Mari, Waka and the 8 Scientists) will premiere in Japan on July 9th, the show’s official Twitter has revealed the titular eight, real historical scientists that Mari and Waka will meet on their travels. They’ve also been given their own cast list as follows:

Toru Ohkawa (One Piece‘s Segoku) as William Gilbert, a British astronomer (1544-1603)
Shinichiro Miki (Bleach‘s Kisuke Urahara) as Benjamin Franklin, an American entrepreneur (1705-1790)
Daiki Nakamura (Gurren Lagann‘s Dayakka) as Alessandro Volta, an Italian physicist and chemist (1745-1827)
Showtaro Morikubo (Naruto‘s Shikamaru) as Michael Faraday, a British physicist and chemist (1791-1867)
Koji Yusa (Yowamushi Pedal‘s Akira Midosuji) as Samuel Morse, an American inventor (1791-1872)
Tomoaki Maeno (Kiznaiver‘s Hajime Tenga) as Graham Bell, an American inventor (1847-1922)
Akira Ishida (Fairy Tail‘s Zeref) as Heinrich Hertz, a German physicist (1857-1894)
Wataru Hatano (Fairy Tail‘s Gajeel Redfox) as Thomas Edison, an American inventor (1847-1931)

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The anime’s official website also announced on May 28th that the idol group AOP, known for performing the Osomatsu-san anime’s opening theme, will also perform this series’ opening theme ‘Kibo Traveller’ (‘Hope Traveller’). Directed and with series composition by Hakuoki‘s Osamu Yamazaki, Time Travel Girl stars K-ON!‘s Yui and Mugi-chan, Aki Toyosaki and Minako Kotobuki, as Mari Hayase and Waka Mizuki. The rest of the cast listing stands as follows:

Ryuichi Kijima (Boruto – Naruto the Movie‘s Ritsuki) as Jun Mizuki
Toshiyuki Morikawa (InuYasha‘s Naraku) as Eiji Hayase
Tomohiro Tsuboi (Hakuoki‘s Shinpachi Nagakura) as Akira Mikage
Haruka Tomatsu (Gintama season 4’s Ginko Sakata) as Hikari Hayase
Yui Fukuo as Rika Hayase
Kikuko Inoue (CLANNAD‘s Sanae Furukawa) as Rei Mizuki
Daiki Yamashita (My Hero Academia‘s Izuku Midoriya) as Futa Ichikawa
Ayahi Takagaki (Durarara!!‘s Erika Karisawa) as Satsuki Kuroki

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