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Anonymous Noise
Fukumenkei Noise, volume 1.jpg
The cover of the first volume.
覆面系ノイズ
(Fukumenkei Noizu)
Genre Romance[1]
Manga
Written by Ryoko Fukuyama
Published by Hakusensha
English publisher
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Hana to Yume
Original run April 20, 2013 – present
Volumes 13 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Hideya Takahashi
Written by Deko Akao
Music by Sadesper Record
NARASAKI / Watchman
Studio Brain's Base
Licensed by
Original network Tokyo MX, Kansai TV, BS Fuji
English network
Original run April 11, 2017 June 27, 2017
Episodes 12
Live-action film

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Anonymous Noise (覆面系ノイズ, Fukumenkei Noizu) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ryoko Fukuyama. The series is published by Hakusensha in Japan and by Viz Media in the United States. The manga has been recently adapted into an anime television series that aired from April to June 2017 and a live-action film.[2]

Plot[edit]

Nino Arisugawa is a young girl who loves singing and is gifted with an extremely resonating voice. As a child, she experiences two heart-wrenching partings: one with her first love and neighbour Momo Sakaki, and another with Kanade "Yuzu" Yuzuriha, a young composer who helped her reignite her hope that her voice will one day reach Momo. Each of the two boys made a promise with Nino to find her one day through her unique singing voice, a promise that she clings on to for six years as she enters her first year of high school.

As a high schooler, Yuzu has secretly formed a band "in NO hurry to shout", but experiences writer's block without the inspiration of Nino's voice, almost forcing the band to disband until they reunite during Nino's orientation as a first-year high school student. When Miou Suguri, Yuzu's girlfriend with a one-sided love for him recognises his love for Nino, she decides to quit the band and let the latter replace her instead. Coupled with Miou's voice lessons and her feelings, Nino strives to improve her singing skills in an attempt to get the attention of Momo, who has changed his last name to Kiryuu and is now a professional composer. With music at the core, how will the love triangle play out?

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Nino Arisugawa (有栖川 仁乃, Arisugawa Nino) / Nino (ニノ)
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (drama CD, anime)[3] (Japanese); Juliet Simmons[4] (English)

Played by: Ayami Nakajo[5][6]

Nino is a first-year high school student who has loved singing since young, being gifted with an extremely resonating voice. She was in love with her singing partner and neighbour Momo until he moved away suddenly, leading to the string of events that let her meet Kanade, whom she called Yuzu. After he leaves her too, she continues to sing for 6 years in hopes that her voice will reach them.
Kanade Yuzuriha (杠 花奏, Yuzuriha Kanade) / Yuzu (ユズ)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (early drama CD), Rie Takahashi (child), Daiki Yamashita (anime)[3] (Japanese); Bryson Baugus[4] (English)
Played by: Jun Shison[6][7]
Kanade is a second-year high school student who is known for drinking milk constantly. He nicknames Nino "Alice" from her surname. He initially had writer's block until he met Nino, whose voice reignites his feelings and passion to keep composing, forming a masked band known as "in NO hurry to shout". He has been in love with Nino for a long time now.
Momo Sakaki (榊 桃, Sakaki Momo) / Momo (モモ)
Voiced by: Tomo Muranaka (child), Kōki Uchiyama (drama CD, anime)[3] (Japanese); Houston Hayes[4] (English)
Played by: Yuta Koseki[6][7]
Momo is Nino's childhood friend who had to move away because of his parents' debt. He is a famous composer by the name of Momo Kiryuu.
Yoshito Haruno (悠埜 佳斗, Haruno Yoshito) / Haruyoshi (ハルヨシ)
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (drama CD, anime)[8] (Japanese); Benjamin McLaughlin[4] (English)
Played by: Yosuke Sugino[9]
Miou Suguri (珠久里 深桜, Suguri Miō) / Miou (ミオウ)
Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki (drama CD, anime)[8] (Japanese); Amanda Lee[4] (English)
Played by: Erina Mano[9]
Ayumi Kurose (黒瀬 歩, Kurose Ayumi) / Kuro (クロ)
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (early drama CD), Jun Fukuyama (anime)[8] (Japanese); Blake Shepard[4] (English)
Played by: Hayato Isomura[9]

Entertainment industry[edit]

Michiru Yanai (梁井壬散, Yanai Michiru) / Yana (ヤナ)
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese); David Wald[4] (English)
Tsukika Kuze (久瀬 月果, Kuze Tsukika)
Voiced by: Satomi Arai
Ayame Hōjō (北条 菖蒲, Hōjō Ayame)
Tomo-chan (トモちゃん)
Voiced by: M·A·O

Others[edit]

Nino's mother (仁乃の母, Nino no haha)
Voiced by: Yumi Kakazu (Japanese); Carli Mosier[4] (English)
Yuzu's mother (ユズの母, Yuzu no haha)
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese); Joanne Bonasso[4] (English)
Momo's mother (モモの母, Momo no haha)
Voiced by: Emi Shinohara
Eiji Mikota (三古田瑛士, Mikota Eiji)
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Satomi Akesaka (child) (Japanese); Greg Cote[4] (English)

Media[edit]

Manga and drama CD[edit]

Ryoko Fukuyama launched the series in the 10th issue of Hakusensha's shōjo manga magazine Hana to Yume on April 20, 2013.[10] A drama CD was bundled with the 7th issue of Hana to Yume released on March 5, 2014.[11] Fukuyama mentioned that the cast of the drama CD was based on her own recommendation, with most of the cast reprise their roles in the anime adaptation.[12] North American publisher Viz Media announced their license to the series on October 2, 2016.[13] The limited edition of the volume 13 was bundled with drama CD.

Volumes[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 18 October 2013[14]ISBN 97845922130177 March 2017[15]ISBN 9781421594200
2 20 February 2014[16]ISBN 97845922130242 May 2017[17]ISBN 9781421594217
3 20 June 2014[18]ISBN 97845922130314 July 2017[19]ISBN 9781421594224
4 20 October 2014[20]ISBN 97845922130485 September 2017[21]ISBN 9781421594231
5 20 January 2015[22]ISBN 978459221305528 November 2017[23]ISBN 9781421594248
6 17 July 2015[24]ISBN 97845922130622 January 2018[25]ISBN 9781421594255
7 20 October 2015[26]ISBN 97845922130796 March 2018[27]ISBN 9781421594262
8 20 January 2016[28]ISBN 97845922130861 May 2018[29]ISBN 9781421594279
9 20 April 2016[30]ISBN 97845922130933 July 2018[31]ISBN 9781421594286
10 19 August 2016[32]ISBN 9784592213109
11 20 December 2016[33]ISBN 9784592216117
12 20 March 2017[34]ISBN 9784592216124
13 20 June 2017[35]ISBN 9784592216131

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced via the cover of the 10th issue of Hana to Yume in April 2016 and aired from April 11 to June 27, 2017, on Tokyo MX, Kansai TV, and BS Fuji[3][1][36] The anime is licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America for streaming and home video release that held world premiere screening of the first episode at Anime Boston on April 1, 2017 ahead of its release in Japan.[37] Prior to the anime, an internet radio show to promote the series titled Fukumenkei Noise in NO hurry to Radio; (覆面系ノイズ in NO hurry to Radio;) began broadcasting on April 8, 2017. The show is hosted by Saori Hayami and Daiki Yamashita, the voice actors for Nino and Yuzu, respectively.

No. Title Original air date
1 "We're Hiding How We Truly Feel"
"Bokutachi wa, Honto no Kokoro o, Kakushiteru" (ぼくたちは、ほんとのこころを、かくしてる) 
April 11, 2017
2 "God, I Pray That Alice's Love Will Never Be Realized"
"Kamisama, Arisu no Koi ga, Eien ni Kanaimasen Yō ni" (かみさま、アリスのこいが、えいえんにかないませんように) 
April 18, 2017
3 "Whatever It Takes, Right Now"
"Dōshite mo, Ima Sugu" (どうしても、いますぐ) 
April 25, 2017
4 "That Day, We Who Were Hiding How We Truly Felt Joined Hands"
"Honto no Kokoro o Kaku Shita Bokura wa, Kōshite Ano Hi, Te o Kundanda" (ほんとのこころをかくしたぼくらは、こうしてあのひ、てをくんだんだ) 
May 2, 2017
5 "I Wouldn't Have Had To See You Smile Like That"
"Kimi no Anna Egao, Minakute Sunda noni" (きみのあんな笑顔、みなくてすんだのに) 
May 9, 2017
6 "Today And Tomorrow, We Walk"
"Kyō mo Ashita mo, Aruku" (今日も明日も、歩く) 
May 16, 2017
7 "Our Lines Of Sight Finally Overlapped"
"Bokura no Shisen wa Yōyaku, Kōsa Shitanda" (ぼくらの視線はようやく、交差したんだ) 
May 23, 2017
8 "I Will Be Your Friend, I Swear I will"
"Kimi no Tomodachi ni Naru tte, Zettai, Natte Miseru tte" (きみのともだちになるって、ぜったい、なってみせるって) 
May 30, 2017
9 "And so, We Took Off Running For That Summer"
"Sōshite, Bokura wa Hashiridashita, Ano Natsu o Mezashite" (そうして、ぼくらははしりだした、あの夏をめざして) 
June 6, 2017
10 "The One Who Lit a Fire Inside Alice Was Me"
"Arisu ni Hi o Tsuketa no wa, Boku Datta" (アリスに火をつけたのは、ぼくだった) 
June 13, 2017
11 "I'll Make It So All of Them Can Never leave"
"Zenin Koko kara, Hanare Nare Naku Shiteyaru" (全員ここから、離れなれなくしてやる) 
June 20, 2017
12 "I Pray It Reaches You"
"Todokimasu Yō ni" (とどきますように) 
June 27, 2017

Music[edit]

For the anime television series, six singles was released starting on April 19, 2017. The first single included the anime opening theme "High School" (ハイスクール) [ANIME SIDE] -Bootleg- by in NO hurry to shout; (vocal: Miou, voiced by Ayahi Takagaki), and insert song "Spiral" (スパイラル) by in NO hurry to shout; (vocal: Nino, voiced by Saori Hayami). The second single included the anime opening theme "High School" with Nino's vocal titled "High School" (ハイスクール) [ANIME SIDE] -Alternative- by in NO hurry to shout; (vocal: Nino, voiced by Saori Hayami) and was released together with third single on May 10, 2017 that included the anime ending theme "Allegro" (アレグロ) by in NO hurry to shout; (vocal: Nino, voiced by Saori Hayami). The fourth single included insert song "Canary" (カナリヤ, Kanariya) [ANIME SIDE] by in NO hurry to shout; (vocal: Nino, voiced by Saori Hayami) was released on May 17, 2017. The fifth single was released on June 14, 2017 and included insert song "Falling Silent" by Silent Black Kitty (vocal: Miou, voiced by Ayahi Takagaki). The sixth single of the anime "Noise" (ノイズ) by in NO hurry to shout; (vocal: Nino, voiced by Saori Hayami) was released on June 21, 2017. Anonymous Noise anime original soundtrack was released on June 28, 2017 contains 57 tracks by SADESPER RECORD (NARASAKI / WATCHMAN) and included "Etude" (エチュード), a song played by Yuzu on piano and sung by Nino in first episode and its piano score. [38]

Live-action film[edit]

A live-action film adaptation was announced via the 21st issue of Hana to Yume in October 2016. Koichiro Miki is directing the film; he and Rie Yokota are writing the script. Principal photography began in November 2016. The film will be released on November 25, 2017 in Japan.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Ryoko Fukuyama's Shōjo Manga Anonymous Noise Gets Live-Action Film". Anime News Network. October 4, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Anonymous Noise Anime Reveals Main Cast, Staff, April 2017 Debut". Anime News Network. December 19, 2016. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Anonymous Noise Anime's English Dub Cast Revealed". Anime News Network. May 1, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "Live-Action Anonymous Noise Film Casts Ayami Nakajō as Nino". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Live-Action Anonymous Noise Film Opens on November 25". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 
  7. ^ a b c "Live-Action Anonymous Noise Film Casts Jun Shison, Yūta Koseki as Male Leads". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
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