Insomniacs After School Anime Series Announces Opening Theme, New Visual and Trailer Revealed

10.March.2023 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

The opening theme for the new anime series Insomniacs After School has been announced as Itsu Aetara (When We Can Meet) by aiko. The series has been in the news since it was first announced, and a live-action film will also be released soon. aiko is one of Japan’s leading singer-songwriters, and fans are pumped to hear her incredible new track. The artist also gave a comment which you can read below.


[Comment from aiko]

“I’m someone who can’t really sleep either.
But I don’t really get stressed because of it, because during the time that I’m awake, I can find new feelings and more enjoyable moments.


During Ganta and Isaki’s sleepless nights, I want them to find some meaning in their insomnia. I want everyone to see the bright side.


I’d love to lend a copy of Insomniacs After School to my high school self.


I hope that the song Itsu Aetara will reach Ganta, Isaki, and anyone else who can’t sleep at night.”




The third trailer and third key visual have also been unveiled.


In the key visual, Ganta and Isaki meet and sit back-to-back in the observatory, a major location in the series. The roof of the observatory has been removed to allow fans to enjoy a nighttime view of Nanao City and the starry sky above.


The trailer shows the struggle of two people suffering from insomnia who share their problems with each other and who slowly grow closer. The character designs and scenery are mind-blowing, and the high quality is already making this one of the most highly-anticipated series of the year.


More details regarding the show’s broadcast in April have also been revealed!


Insomniacs After School will begin broadcasting on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, TV Hokkaido, and TVQ Kyushu on April 10 and will air Mondays at 24:00. In Ishikawa Prefecture, the setting of the series, the show will start airing on Hokuriku Broadcasting at 25:25 on April 13. The series will also air on BS TV Tokyo starting April 10 and will air Mondays at 24:30.


An original soundtrack has also been announced featuring music by Yuuki Hayashi. Releasing April 19, it’s sure to be a must-have item for fans!



“When she’s at school, I want to go to school. What kind of relationship is this?”


Rumors about what befell the members of the astronomy club keep people away from the school observatory, and that’s what makes it the perfect sanctuary for Ganta and Isaki to get some much-needed rest. Unfortunately, the school faculty can’t allow its unsanctioned use. But if there were a new astronomy club, maybe these two insomniacs could have a place to call home!
Makoto Ojiro’s manga series is finally coming to life on the small screen.


<Your sleepless nights have meaning.>




  • Insomniacs After School Anime Collaboration Train to Run in Series Setting of Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture

    26.February.2023 | ANIME&GAME

    The upcoming anime adaptation and live-action film versions of Insomniacs After School have been a hot topic since both projects were announced. Ahead of the anime’s premiere on TV Tokyo in April, a themed train will begin running on the Noto Railway line in Nanao City, the setting for the series.


    The train design has been unveiled and features beautiful Nanao scenery from the anime series along with the starry sky and the main characters.


    Fans can find the train running between Nanao Station and Anamizu Station in Spring 2023. Check the schedule on the Noto Railway official website for more information.


    Insomniacs After School (Trailer #2)

    Makoto Ojiro’s coming-of-age manga series is set in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture. It follows Ganta Nakami, a high school boy suffering from insomnia, and Isaki Magari, a girl with the same problem.


    Insomniacs After School is only two months away. Will you be tuning in?



  • Anime Series Insomniacs After School Gets April Release Date, New Visual and Trailer Revealed

    12.January.2023 | ANIME&GAME

    More information about the upcoming anime series Insomniacs After School has been revealed. The series is set to premiere on TV Tokyo in April 2023.


    Makoto Ojiro’s coming-of-age manga series is set in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture. It follows Ganta Nakami, a high school boy suffering from insomnia, and Isaki Magari, a girl with the same issue. Insomniacs After School is serialized in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Spirits.


    The second key visual and trailer have been released, giving audiences a better glimpse at this bittersweet tale. The new image shows Ganta and Isaki in different rooms with headphones on. The text reads “what are you doing right now?”


    The trailer shows off the beautiful scenery around Nanao City. An event was recently held in the real-life city to celebrate the popular series.


    Insomniacs After School Trailer #2

    New characters and their voices are revealed for the first time in this exclusive trailer!


    The cast includes Haruka Tomatsu, Seiichiro Yamashita, Lynn, Natsumi Fujiwara, Sumire Morohoshi, Mamiko Noto, Sho Karino, Gen Sato, and Konomi Tamura.


    Insomniacs After School is only three months away. Will you be tuning in?


    Cast Comments

    Haruka Tomatsu (Yui Shiromaru)
    Popular Works: Sword Art Online (Asuna), Yo-kai Watch (Keta)

    “I absolutely love stars, so this role makes me super happy! Shiromaru is cool and doesn’t talk too much, but he is kindhearted and pure, and it was super fun to play him. Since he’s an older character, there are plenty of scenes where he gives helpful advice. This series is really heartwarming and I hope you’ll tune in!”


    Seiichiro Yamashita (Tao Ukegawa)
    Popular Works: The Eminence in Shadow (Cid Kagenou / Shadow), More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers (Jiro Yakuin)

    “There are things that are incredibly difficult to say to others, but things that you feel you need to say. I could really feel the romance behind sharing secrets as I worked on this project. It carefully handles difficult issues and reminds us how hard it can be to truly understand other people. That’s why the human experience is so complex and dramatic. It’s a wonderful work filled with love. Enjoy it!”


    Lynn (Motoko Kanikawa)
    Popular Works: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury (Miorine Rembran), Uma Musume: Pretty Derby (Maruzensky)

    “I love the atmosphere of the original work. The glimpses of ordinary life seen in every scene are so precious. Kanikawa is funny and cute and it was a blast to play her. I had a blast ad-libbing with the other cast members! I hope that this series reaches a ton of new people now that it’s being adapted into an anime series!”


    Natsumi Fujiwara (Kanami Anamizu)
    Popular Works: SPYxFAMILY (Damian Desmond), Chuka Ichiban! (Mao)

    “I was worried that Anamizu would be too difficult of a role for me, but thanks to everyone’s help, I was really able to enjoy working on this series. The main character suffers from insomnia which is a terrible thing, but I was thrilled the entire time. After all, I love the stars! Ah, the splendors of youth! I can’t wait to see how the final product turns out!”


    Sumire Morohoshi (Mina Nono)
    Popular Works: Aikatsu! (Ichigo Hoshimiya), The Promised Neverland (Ema)

    “Nono is so adorable! I wanted to make sure her laid-back energy came through. She’s gentle and kind and I think it will be completely apparent to audiences what kind of person she is. The work itself is both fresh and nostalgic at the same time, and it was so fun to work with the cast. I felt like I was back in high school again!”


    Mamiko Noto (Usako Kurashiki)
    Popular Works: Kimi ni Todoke (Sawako Kuronuma), Hell Girl (Ai Enma)

    “I’m Mamiko Noto and I play the role of Usako Kurashiki. As a native of Ishikawa, it’s such a pleasure to work on a series based in my home prefecture. Ms. Kurashiki is a charming teacher and one I wish I had when I was a student. The original work is so rich in content and character, both warm and sad…it’s so detailed that it can truly feel like you’re wrapped up in it. I’m sure the anime will be the same way. I hope you’re looking forward to it!”


    Sho Karino (Rui Haida)
    Popular Works: Tokyo Revengers (Chifuyu Matsuno), Idolmaster SideM (Yukihiro Kamiya)

    “This wonderful story is so meaningful. I was happy to experience it with everyone, with this entire cast. The scenery and starry skies will stick in your mind and make you want to go out and explore the night. Working on Insomniacs After School made me feel like I could enjoy my high school life again! Thank you so much!”


  • Nanao City in Ishikawa Prefecture Holds Kimi wa Hokago Insomnia Manga Event

    03.August.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    In 2023, an anime adaptation of the manga series Kimi wa Hokago Insomnia will air on television. During the Nanao Port Festival held on July 17 in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture, fans were treated to tons of artwork and collaboration visuals. After all, the series takes place in Nanao City! Over 1,500 flyers for the show were handed out in under two hours, and the local community was thrilled to know that such a popular anime series would bring more attention to the town.

    As part of the collaboration between Kimi wa Hokago Insomnia and Nanao City, an exhibition will be held featuring 30 reproductions from the original manga manuscript and some original anime drawings!

    The exhibition will be held from August 10 until September 25 at Patria, located directly in front of Nanao Station and prominently featured in the series. Admission is free and reservations are not required, so fans should consider coming to check it out!


    Kimi wa Hokago Insomnia is the latest work by Makoto Ojiro. Set in Nanao City, the coming-of-age story follows Ganta Nakami, a high school boy suffering from insomnia, and Isaki Magari, a girl with the same issue. The manga is serialized in Weekly Big Comic Spirits.


    Kimi wa Hokago Insomnia will receive an anime adaptation in 2023, and a live-action film is also in the works. The first trailer for the anime series has been released, so be sure to give it a watch!



  • aiko’s Song ‘Melon Soda’ From Her Upcoming Album to Hit the Air in Japan

    20.February.2021 | MUSIC

    The release date is right around the corner for the highly-anticipated new album by J-pop singer aiko. Titled Doushitatte Tsutaerarenai Kara, the record hit will shelves in Japan on March 3, 2021 and her 14th original album and the first to release in almost 3 years.


    But fans in Japan won’t have to wait that long to hear material from aiko as the song Melon Soda taken from the album will debut on the Japanese radio show TACTY IN THE MORNING on February 22.

    aiko originally wrote and composed Melon Soda as a song for the “FM802 x TSUTAYA ACCESS!” campaign held in 2019. The track stars aiko, Moka Kamishiraishi, Maguro Taniguchi (KANA-BOON), Eriko Hashimoto (Chatmonchy), Hattori (Macaroni Enpitsu), and Satoshi Fujihara (Official HIGE DANdism) on vocals. The chorus is performed by KAN and Motohiro Hata. It was a hit upon release, and the version that’s set to hit the air on February 22 will be a self-cover by aiko.


    Following its debut on February 22, it will play for a week on FM802.


    But that’s not all, as the new song Jishaku taken from the album will be released on music streaming and download platforms on February 19 including Spotify and Apple Music. You can pre-add and pre-save it here.