KOTOKO performs theme for anime about man reincarnated as school club's microphone
The official Twitter account for the original television anime Aru Asa Dummy Head Mike ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei (My Life After I Became a Dummy Head Microphone One Morning) revealed the full promotional video for the series on Thursday. The video revealed the anime's ending theme song “Katachi ni Dekinai Monologue” (A Monologue That Defies Conventions) by singer KOTOKO, and also announced the anime's October 12 premiere.
Tomokazu Sugita narrates the video as Ore-kun, who was reincarnated into a dummy head microphone.
The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX channel, and it will also stream on various services in Japan.
The slapstick comedy revolves around a protagonist who was reincarnated into a dummy head microphone (a microphone embedded in a fake human head to faithfully record the aural ambience). That dummy head microphone happens to be used by Yuri and other high school girls in an ASMR club, who have their sights set on the “ASMR Kōshien” high school championships. (ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is the nerve-tingling or relaxing sensation one gets in response to stimuli such as certain sounds or sights.)
The cast includes:
Saori Ohnishi as Yuri Asakusa
Akari Kitō as Panda Kuramae
Mayu Sagara as Ume Toranamon
Lynn as Tsurugi Kanegafuchi
Miyu Kubota as Toto Asakusa
Kaori Mizuhashi as Kaori Asakusa
Tomokazu Sugita as Ore-kun
Director Yoshinobu Kasai (Demon Lord, Retry! episode director) is reuniting with the studios OWNERSHIP and EKACHI EPILKA after working together on another ASMR-themed anime, 180-Byō de Kimi no Mimi o Shiawase ni Dekiru ka? Midori Otsuka (Kamen no Maid Guy‘s additional designs) is adapting the original character designs by treatment (Private Tutor to the Duke's Daughter) for animation.
The anime was originally announced as Yuri no Aida ni Hasamareru. Aru Asa Dummy Head Mike ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei (Caught Between a Yuri Relationship. My Life After I Became a Dummy Head Microphone One Morning) before staff shortened the title.
Sources: Aru Asa Dummy Head Mike ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei ASMR anime's Twitter accountComic Natalie