The official website for the Sasami-san@Ganbaranai television anime revealed the cast for the anime through a promotional video on Saturday. The Japanese television station TBS first announced the cast during its TBS Anime Festa 2012 event earlier in the day.
- Kana Asumi as Sasami Tsukuyomi, the hikikomori
- Chiwa Saito as Tsurugi Yagami, the big sister
- Kana Hanazawa as Kagami Yagami, the middle sister
- Ai Nonaka as Tama Yagami, the little sister
- Houchu Ohtsuka as Kamiomi Tsukuyomi, Sasami’s brother
Akiyuki Shinbo is teaming up again with his Madoka Magica and Bakemonogatari studio SHAFT to make the television anime of Akira‘s Sasami-san@Ganbaranai light novel series. Katsuhiko Takayama (And Yet the Town Moves, Love, Election, Chocolate) is in charge of the scripts, and Hiroki Harada (Romeo × Juliet, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal) is designing the characters.
The story follows a hikikomori (shut-in) named Sasami who is unmotivated about even changing clothes or eating. Her brother Kamiomi takes care of her, even though she despises his slave-like nature. Sasami spends her days viewing the outside world via a “Brother Surveillance Tool” on her computer. In the outside world, the three beautiful Yagami sisters and Sasami’s brother are in the middle of relationships worthy of a romantic comedy.
After his earlier Kyōran Kazoku Nikki novels were adapted into anime in 2008, Akira launched the Sasami-san@Ganbaranai light novel series in 2009. The eighth volume shipped in June.
The series will premiere on the TBS and BS-TBS channels in Japan in January.
Update: More information added.