Rainy Cocoa

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Rainy Cocoa
Rainy Cocoa.jpg
Promotional artwork for the anime.
雨色ココア
(Ameiro Cocoa)
Manga
Published byIAM
Original runMay 2013 – present
Volumes4
Anime television series
Directed byTomomi Mochizuki
Music byKaoru Kondou
StudioEMT Squared
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, Sun TV
Original run 5 April 2015 21 June 2015
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Rainy Cocoa, Welcome to Rainy Color
Directed byKazuomi Koga
StudioEMT Squared
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, Sun TV
Original run 4 October 2015 27 December 2015
Episodes12
Anime television series
Rainy Cocoa in Hawaii
Directed byHisashi Ishii
StudioEMT Squared
Original networkSun TV, Tokyo MX
Original run 2 October 2016 18 December 2016
Episodes12
Anime television series
Rainy Cocoa 'Amecon!!'
Directed byHisashi Ishii
StudioEMT Squared
Original networkSun TV, Tokyo MX
Original run 4 October 2017 20 December 2017
Episodes12
Anime television series
Rainy Cocoa side G
Directed byHisashi Ishii
StudioEMT Squared
Original networkTokyo MX, Sun TV
Original run 8 January 2019 – present
Episodes2
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Rainy Cocoa (雨色ココア, Ameiro Cocoa) is a bilingual Japanese digital manga series. An anime television series based on the manga began airing in April 2015, and a second season, titled Rainy Cocoa, Welcome to Rainy Color (雨色ココア Rainy colorへようこそ!, Ameiro Cocoa Rainy color e Yōkoso!), began airing in October 2015. A third season, titled Rainy Cocoa in Hawaii (雨色ココア in Hawaii, Ameiro Cocoa Rainy color Waikiki), began airing in October 2016. A fourth season, titled Rainy Cocoa Amecon!!, began airing in October 2017. A fifth season, titled Rainy Cocoa side G, will premiere in January 2019.

Characters[edit]

Aoi Tokura (都倉碧, Tokura Aoi)
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese); Joel McDonald (English)[1]
Keiichi Iwase (岩瀬啓一, Iwase Keiichi)
Voiced by: Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese); Ian Sinclair (English)[1]
Shion Koga (古賀シオン, Koga Shion)
Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn (English)[1]
Koji Amami (天見浩司, Amami Kōji)
Voiced by: Ryo Horikawa[2] (Japanese); Christopher R. Sabat (English)[1]
Ryota Sakuragi (桜木涼太, Sakuragi Ryōta)
Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese); Vic Mignogna (English)[1]
Rain (レイン, Rein)
Voiced by: Yuko Okui
Noel Koga (古賀ノエル, Koga Noeru)
Voiced by: Kazutomi Yamamoto
Nicola Koga (古賀ニコラ, Koga Nikora)
Voiced by: Yoshitaka Yamaya
Haruka Torigoe (鳥越陽佳, Torigoe Yōka)
Voiced by: Shunya Marue
Jun Arisawa (有沢純, Arisawa Jun)
Voiced by: Shouma Yamamoto

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga is available in both Japanese and English, and allows the reader to switch between the two languages for both text and audio. According to the creators, the manga's app has been downloaded from the iTunes Store and Google Play in over 50 different countries.[1]

Anime[edit]

An anime television adaptation was announced in December 2014.[1] The series is directed by Tomomi Mochizuki, Atsuko Takahashi provides the character designs, and Kaoru Kondou is composing the series' music. The series' theme song, "Rainy Cocoa", is performed by Hiro Shimono.[2] The series began airing on 5 April 2015, and was simulcast in North America by Funimation.[3][4]

A second season was announced in June 2015, titled Rainy Cocoa, Welcome to Rainy Color (雨色ココア Rainy colorへようこそ!, Ameiro Cocoa Rainy color e Yōkoso!). Also announced was a crowdfunding campaign to raise 2 million yen to add more characters and cast members. It premiered on 4 October 2015 on Tokyo MX and Sun TV. It was accompanied by a live-action segment.[5] The second season was also streamed by Funimation.[6]

A third season was announced in April 2016,[7] titled Rainy Cocoa in Hawaii (雨色ココア in Hawaii, Ameiro Cocoa Rainy color Waikiki). It premiered on 2 October 2016 on Sun TV and Tokyo MX.[8]

A fourth season was announced in August 2017, titled Rainy Cocoa Amecon!! It premiered on 4 October 2017 on Sun TV and Tokyo MX.[9]

A fifth season was announced in April 2018,[10] titled Rainy Cocoa side G, and it will premiere in 8 January 2019 on Tokyo MX and Sun TV.[11] Unlike previous seasons, this season will have an all-female cast.[12]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1"Episode 1" (都倉碧です)5 April 2015 (2015-04-05)
2"Episode 2" (オーナーの仕事?)12 April 2015 (2015-04-12)
3"Episode 3" (開店準備…?)19 April 2015 (2015-04-19)
4"Episode 4" (啓一の素顔)26 April 2015 (2015-04-26)
5"Episode 5" (ふたりは親友!?)3 May 2015 (2015-05-03)
6"Episode 6" (ふたりの距離(1))10 May 2015 (2015-05-10)
7"Episode 7" (ふたりの距離(2))17 May 2015 (2015-05-17)
8"Episode 8" (ふたりの距離(3))24 May 2015 (2015-05-24)
9"Episode 9" (ふたりの距離(4))31 May 2015 (2015-05-31)
10"Episode 10" (ふたりの距離(5))7 June 2015 (2015-06-07)
11"Episode 11" (ふたりの距離(6))14 June 2015 (2015-06-14)
12"Episode 12" (ふたりの距離(7))21 June 2015 (2015-06-21)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Digital Manga Rainy Cocoa With Bilingual Voices Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. 21 December 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Rainy Cocoa TV Anime's Staff, April Premiere Date Unveiled". Anime News Network. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Funimation Streams Rainy Cocoa Anime". Anime News Network. 22 April 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  4. ^ Green, Scott (23 April 2015). "FUNimation to Stream "Rainy Cocoa" Anime Shorts". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Rainy Cocoa Anime Gets 2nd Season, Crowdfunding Campaign for New Cast". Anime News Network. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Funimation Streams Rainy Cocoa, Welcome to Rainy Color Sequel". Anime News Network. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Rainy Cocoa Anime Gets 3rd Season". Anime News Network. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Rain Cocoa Anime's 3rd Season Reveals Title, Cast, Staff, Theme Song Artist". Anime News Network. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Rainy Cocoa Anime to Air 4th Season in October". Anime News Network. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Rainy Cocoa Anime Gets 5th Season in 2019". Anime News Network. 16 April 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Rainy Cocoa Anime's 5th Season Reveals Different Female Main Cast, January Debut, Title". Anime News Network. 20 October 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Rainy Cocoa side G Anime Promo Video Streamed". Anime News Network. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.

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