A July 2 Japanese TV broadcast start date was also revealed. ABEMA will start streaming the show a week earlier on June 25.
Genjitsu no Yohane — Sunshine in the Mirror was first announced as a 2022 April Fools’ joke before an official announcement arrived in June of that year. The anime is inspired by a series of illustrations that began in 2020 and feature the Yohane persona of chuunibyou character Yoshiko Tsushima in a fantasy setting. A Kadokawa-published and Kouta Matsuda-illustrated manga titled Genjitsu no Yohane -Unpolarized Reflexion- began in 2022.
The Genjitsu no Yohane — Sunshine in the Mirror anime is described as:
The story that nobody knows, of the girl that everybody knows ——.
Numazu, a picturesque port city surrounded by the sea and mountains.
Yohane, a girl who could not fit in with her surroundings since childhood, lived her days keeping a distance from the people in the city.
The thing I want to do, the place I truly belong in, that’s ——.
Walking with a girl who cannot be honest,
A mysterious world that you know of.
“Genjitsu no Yohane – Sunshine in the Mirror”
Another sun has appeared.
Asami Nakatani (Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Season 2 #7 dance part director and storyboarder) is directing the anime with Toshiya Ouno (Shadows House) as series composer, Yumiko Yamamoto (Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld co-character designer) as character designer, and Tatsuya Katou (Ensemble Stars!! Road to Show!!) as music composer. Bandai Namco Filmsworks’ SUNRISE brand is credited with the animation production.
Meanwhile, the cast includes:
• Aika Kobayashi as Yohane
• Kanako Takatsuki as Hanamaru
• Arisa Komiya as Dia
• Ai Furihata as Ruby
• Anju Inami as Chika
• Shuka Saitou as You
• Nanaka Suwa as Kanan
• Nanaka Suwa as Rico
• Aina Suzuki as Mari
The Love Live! Sunshine!! anime aired from 2016 to 2017 for two seasons, with a manga running from 2016 to 2018. An anime movie titled Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow was released in 2019. The show is one of several anime spawned from the Love Live! multimedia franchise that began in 2013.
Source: Love Live! series YouTube channel