Boarding School Juliet

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Boarding School Juliet
Juliet of Boarding School volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of Boarding School Juliet volume 1 by Kodansha, featuring the character Juliet Percia
寄宿学校のジュリエット
(Kishuku Gakkō no Jurietto)
Genre Romantic comedy[1]
Manga
Written by Yōsuke Kaneda
Published by Kodansha
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine
Original run July 9, 2015 – present
Volumes 7
Light novel
Written by Tadahito Mochizuki
Illustrated by Yōsuke Kaneda
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Male
Published February 9, 2017
Volumes 1
Anime television series
Directed by Seiki Takuno
Produced by Ayano Iida
Manami Ishida
Toshihiro Suzuki
Hiroyuki Aoi
Gouta Aijima
Tetsuro Satomi
Written by Takao Yoshioka
Music by Masaru Yokoyama
Studio Liden Films
Licensed by Amazon Video (streaming)
Original network JNN (TBS, MBS, BS-TBS) AT-X
Original run October 6, 2018 – present
Episodes 12
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Boarding School Juliet (寄宿学校のジュリエット, Kishuku Gakkō no Jurietto), also known as Juliet of Boarding School, is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Yōsuke Kaneda. It began serialization in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2015, and it moved to Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2017. Seven tankōbon volumes of the manga have been released so far. The manga is published digitally in English by Kodansha USA under the Kodansha Comics impint from April 10, 2018. A light novel adaptation, written by Tadahito Mochizuki and illustrated by Kaneda, was published by Kodansha in a single volume on February 9, 2017. An anime television series adaptation by Liden Films began airing October 6, 2018 in the Animeism programming block.

Plot[edit]

Boarding School Juliet takes place at Dahlia Academy Boarding School where students come from two rivaling countries known as the "Black Dogs" and "White Cats." The story follows Romio Inuzuka, the 1st Year Leader of the "Black Dog Dormitory". Romio has an unrequited love for Juliet Percia, the 1st Year Leader of the "White Cat Dormitory". Initially hesitant, Romio decides to confess his love and resolves to change the world if it meant staying by Juliet's side. Juliet, impressed by Romio's determination, accepts his love. However, now both Romio and Juliet must work hard to keep their relationship a secret from other dorm mates while trying to avoid trouble.

Characters[edit]

Romio Inuzuka (犬塚 露壬雄, Inuzuka Romio)
Voiced by: Yūki Ono[1]
The leader of 1st Year High School division of the "Black Dogs". He has been in love with Juliet since their childhood and always been secretly protecting her during the group's war. He is a romantic when it comes to dating Juliet, often timid when making advances. However, he will always confront problems head-on, especially regarding Juliet or fellow students. Whilst physically strong, he struggles with his studies and is unable to swim.
He is currently a servant under Teria's care whilst aiming to become one of the "Black Dog's" prefects.
Juliet Percia (ジュリエット・ペルシア, Jurietto Perushia)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano[1]
The leader of the 1st Year High School division of the "White Cats". She is the only daughter of the Percia household, a high ranking noble family within the West. Since only males can inherit the rank of nobility, the household is at risk of losing its noble status. This motivates Juliet to become stronger so that her strength and intelligence is no less than that on a man. She initially mistakes Romio's protection for her as a pity for being a woman and has been harboring animosity towards him since until he confessed his love.
Throughout the series, her feelings towards Romio grow, to the point when she can confidently express her love for him in front of others. Her cooking skill also grows, although she can currently only bake cookies. When going out with Romio publicly, she undergoes uncover as a "Black Dog" Middle School boy named Julio.
She is currently a servant under Sieber's care.

Black Dogs House[edit]

Hasuki Komai (狛井 蓮季, Komai Hasuki)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura[2]
Romio's right hand and childhood friend. Initially timid and withdrawn as a child, she meets Romio when he praises her for her intellect when she assists him in his homework. Her interactions with Romio has changed her to become more outgoing and passionate with others by the start of the series. She is grateful for Romio's friendship and as a result, falls in love with him. She is the only one on the Black Dogs side to know about Romio and Juliet's relationship, after Romio confesses the truth to her. While she initially disapproved, Romio convinces her to keep his relationship with Juliet a secret.
She currently ranks 2nd overall in terms of academics for the 1st year, only behind Juliet. Because of her academic prowess, she often runs intense tutoring sessions to prevent her fellow "Black Dogs" from failing, especially Romio. She also has a younger brother, Kougi, who is currently in middle school.
She is currently a servant under Kochou's care.
Kochō Wan (王 胡蝶, Wang Kochō)
Voiced by: Rina Hidaka[3]
One of the two second-year prefects of the Black Dogs dormitory, and Teria's twin sister. She is known as the Pharmacy expert, with expertise regarding medicines. Despite their small stature, they are actually 14 years old, having skipped grades because of their intellect. Kochou is the more outgoing of the twins. She currently serves as Hasuki's master within the student council.
Teria Wan (王 手李亞, Wang Teria)
Voiced by: Yui Ogura[3]
One of the two second-year prefects of the Black Dogs dormitory, and Kochou's twin sister. She is known as the Engineering expert, with expertise regarding machinery. Despite their small stature, they are actually 14 years old, having skipped grades because of their intellect. However, Teria only joined so that she could be by her sister's side. Teria is shy and timid, but is willing to step up to the challenge to help others. As Romio continues to help her, Teria falls in love with him and is pushed by her sister to be more proactive with him. She currently serves as Romio's master within the student council.
Chizuru Maru (丸流千鶴, Maru Chizuru)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita[4]
One of the three delinquents of the Black Dogs. He is described as an extremist for the "Black Dog's" cause, despising the "White Cats". He, Tosa, and Kohitsuji tried to assault Juliet when she was alone, but Romio saved her, sparking the events that led to Romio confessing his love for Juliet. He dislikes Romio and is very reluctant to help others. Maru is in love with Juliet's Black Dog alter ego, "Julio", though he doesn't know "Julio" is Juliet in disguise.
Kento Tosa (土佐健斗, Tosa Kento)
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya[5]
One of the three delinquents of the Black Dogs. He is considered the dimwitted one of the group.
Eigo Kohitsuji (古羊英語, Kohitsuji Eigo)
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono[6]
One of the three delinquents of the Black Dogs. He is the more perverted one of the group, often sharing his pornographic magazines with others.
Airu Inuzuka (犬塚藍瑠, Inuzuka Airu)
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono[7]
Romio's older brother, and the head prefect for the Black Dog's dormitory. A 3rd year student, he is serious and strict with the "Black Dogs", especially his brother. He is also the head of the Inuzuka household after his father's passing, and does everything he could to prevent the Inuzuka name from being tarnished. However, he does showcase acts of kindness, particularly towards his family.
Shizuka Shishi (獅子静香, Shishi Shizuka)
Voiced by: Riho Iida[8]
One of Hasuki's good friends.
Nia Pomera (歩米良仁愛, Pomera Nia)
Voiced by: Kaede Hondo[8]
One of Hasuki's good friends.

White Cats[edit]

Chartreux Westia (シャルトリュー・ウェスティア, Sharutoryu Wesutia)
Voiced by: Yū Shimamura[9]
Nicknamed Char, she is Juliet's best friend and is the First Princess of the West. She is one of few people who knows about her relationship with Romio. As children, Juliet always stayed by Char's side, causing Char to become extremely protective of her. She initially blackmails Romio to prevent him from making plans with Juliet. Whilst she disapproves of Juliet's relationship, she realizes how Juliet's cares for Romio and the joy their relationship brings to her. However, she continues to keep track of their relationship, often eavesdropping on them from a far distance.
She is considered very demanding and is usually the center of attention of those in the "White Cats". She also enjoys teasing others, with Scott usually being the main victim of her pranks.
Scott Fold (スコット・フォールド, Sukotto Fōrudo)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya[10]
Juliet's right hand man. A fellow 1st Year, he is in love with Juliet, having apparently been saved by her in the past. As a result, he is often seen stalking Juliet, often tracking her from distance. More recently, he has become a target of Chartreux' sadistic tendencies.
He is currently a servant under Rex's care.
Aby Ssinia (アビ・シニア, Abi Shinia)
Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana[11]
A 1st year student and a popular figure within the "White Cats". Initially hailing from a lower status background, he was bullied as a child together with Somali. He aims to become a prefect to prove his worth and earn the admiration of others. To this end, he resorted to underhanded tactics throughout the Sports Festival in order to defeat both Romio and Juliet, whose popularity threatens his goal. He believes he's the only one who can keep up with Somali's antics.
He is a currently a servant under Cait's care.
Somali Longhaired (ソマリ・ロングヘアード, Somari Ronguheādo)
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura[11]
A 1st year student, Somali possesses superhuman strength and has a happy-go-lucky attitude. She was bullied by fellow classmates when she was younger together with Aby. As a result, she also sought to become a prefect and takes orders from Aby, no matter how underhanded they are. She cares deeply for Aby and aims to becoming a woman fit for him.
She was initially Rex's servant before stepping aside for Scott.
Cait Sith (ケット シィ, Ketto Shii)
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu[12]
A 3rd year and the head prefect of the "White Cats Dormitory". He has a relaxed attitude toward student matters and is a fan of perverse humor. As a result, he is often at the end of Sieber's discipline. However, he is very perceptive and becomes serious if the situation calls for it.
He currently serves as Aby's master within the student council.
Anne Sieber (アン・サイベル, An Saiberu)
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka[13]
The secretary for the White Cats' side of the student council and one of the prefects. A 2nd year student, she is strict and uncompromising, and values hard work and dedication from others. She has a weakness towards things she deems as cute.
She currently serves as Juliet's master within the student council.
Journey Rex (ジャーニー・レックス, Jānī Rekkusu)
Voiced by: Takanori Hoshino[14]
A 2nd year student and one of the "White Cats" prefects. A very muscular man, Rex has an obsession of wanting to be both strong and cute at the same time. Because of this, he often dresses in female clothing. He will not tolerate those who make fun of his appearance and has great respect for those who live up to his beliefs.
He currently serves as Scott's master within the student council.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Boarding School Juliet is written and illustrated by Yōsuke Kaneda. The manga series began serialization in Kodansha's eighth issue[15] of Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2015 (with the one-shot having debuted the series in the first 2015 issue[16]), before moving to Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2017. As of March 16, 2018, seven volumes have been compiled in tankōbon format.[17] The series has been licensed in English for digital publication by Kodansha USA, who has released the first volume under their Kodansha Comics imprint on April 10, 2018.[18]

Volume list[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1 November 9, 2015[19]ISBN 978-4-06-395526-2
2 April 8, 2016[20]ISBN 978-4-06-395641-2
3 September 9, 2016[21]ISBN 978-4-06-395751-8
4 February 9, 2017[22]ISBN 978-4-06-395862-1
5 August 9, 2017[23][24]ISBN 978-4-06-510101-8 (regular ed.)
ISBN 978-4-06-510224-4 (limited ed.)
6 December 15, 2017[25]ISBN 978-4-06-510545-0
7 March 16, 2018[17]ISBN 978-4-06-511071-3

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced in March 2018.[1] The anime series is directed by Seiki Takuno and animated by Liden Films, with Takao Yoshioka writing the scripts, Yūki Morimoto designing the characters and Masaru Yokoyama composing the music. It begin airing on October 6, 2018 during the Animeism programming block on MBS, TBS, BS-TBS.[26][27][a] The series is streaming on Amazon Prime Video in Japan and markets other than China. The series' opening theme titled "Love With You" is performed by fripSide, and the ending theme titled "Itsuka Sekai ga Kawaru Made" (いつか世界が変わるまで, lit. "Someday Until The World Changes") is performed by Riho Iida.[3] The series will air for 12 episodes.[28]

No. Title[b] Original air date
1"Romio Inuzuka and Juliet Persia"
"Inuzuka Romio to Jurietto Perushia" (犬塚露壬雄とジュリエット・ペルシア)
October 6, 2018
2"Rosario and Juliet"
"Rozario to Jurietto" (ロザリオとジュリエット)
October 13, 2018
3"Romio and Princess Char"
"Romio to sharu hime" (露壬雄とシャル姫)
October 20, 2018
4"Romio and Hasuki"
"Romio to Hasuki" (露壬雄と蓮季)
TBA

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The series is listed as airing at 25:25 on October 5, which is at October 6, 2018 at 1:25 a.m.
  2. ^ All English episode titles are taken from Amazon Video.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Kishuku Gakkō no Juliet School Romantic Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Boarding School Juliet Anime Reveals New Cast Member, Visual". Anime News Network. June 1, 2018. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Boarding School Juliet Anime Unveils Additional Cast, Song Artists, Amazon Streaming, 1st Video". Anime News Network. August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Boarding School Juliet TV Anime Casts Tomokazu Sugita". Anime News Network. August 15, 2018. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "Boarding School Juliet TV Anime Casts Yoshimasa Hosoya". Anime News Network. August 18, 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Boarding School Juliet TV Anime Casts Hiro Shimono". Anime News Network. August 20, 2018. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Bording School Juliet TV Anime Casts Daisuke Ono". Anime News Network. September 3, 2018. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Boarding School Juliet TV Anime Casts Riho Iida, Kaede Hondo". Anime News Network. September 5, 2018. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "Boarding School Juliet Anime Reveals Visual, Cast Member for Chartreux". June 8, 2018. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "Boarding School Juliet TV Anime Casts Hiroshi Kamiya". Anime News Network. August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Boarding School Juliet TV Anime Casts Shinnosuke Tachibana, Eri Kitamura". Anime News Network. August 24, 2018. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  12. ^ "Boarding School Juliet TV Anime Casts Kazuyuki Okitsu". Anime News Network. August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "Boarding School Juliet TV Anime Casts Sumire Uesaka". Anime News Network. August 29, 2018. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  14. ^ "Boarding School Juliet TV Anime Casts Takanori Hoshino". Anime News Network. August 31, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  15. ^ "Bessatsu Shonen Magazine 2015 Issue 8". Amazon. August 9, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  16. ^ "Bessatsu Shonen Magazine 2015 Issue 1". Amazon. December 9, 2014. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  17. ^ a b 寄宿学校のジュリエット(7) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  18. ^ "Kodansha Comics Announces 5 New Digital First Manga Licenses for April". Anime News Network. April 1, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  19. ^ 寄宿学校のジュリエット(1) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  20. ^ 寄宿学校のジュリエット(2) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  21. ^ 寄宿学校のジュリエット(3) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  22. ^ 寄宿学校のジュリエット(4) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  23. ^ 寄宿学校のジュリエット(5) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  24. ^ 寄宿学校のジュリエット(5) 限定版 (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  25. ^ 寄宿学校のジュリエット(6) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  26. ^ "Boarding School Juliet TV Anime Reveals Staff, Visual, October Premiere". Anime News Network. May 25, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  27. ^ "Boarding School Juliet TV Anime 2nd Promo Video reveals October 5 premiere". Anime News Network. September 7, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  28. ^ "Boarding School Juliet Anime Listed With 12 Episodes". Anime News Network. September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.

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