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More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers, a rom-com series, is airing in October


More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers is a Japanese manga series by Yūki Kanamaru. The manga has been serialized by Kadokawa’s manga magazine Young Ace since 2018. The anime adaption for the series will air from October 2022 during the Fall 2022 anime season. 

The announcement trailer for More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers, introduces the main characters of the series and their cute and exciting storyline.

In More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers, third-year high school student Jirou Yakuin had hoped to partner with the popular Shiori Sakurazaka in the Couple Practical course. In this course, students must show that they have the necessary skills to live with a partner of the opposite sex. They must present a certain level of harmony and happiness while being under video surveillance, which is how they’re graded. 

However, his luck doesn’t prove fruitful, as he is partnered with Akari Watanabe, his polar opposite. Akari also wanted to be partnered with her crush, Minami Tenjin. But it turns out that Minami and Shiori have been paired together.

So, the two decide to work together to make it into the top ten partners. Doing this allows them to exchange their partners if the other couple agrees. Thus begins their cute and comedic start to finding happiness and love. 

The romantic comedy series will be directed by Junichi Yamamoto, known for his work on Ninja Batman, Melody, and Out of My Head. While the entire cast list has yet to be revealed, the leading voice actors for this series include:

  • Saori Onishi as Akari Watanabe. Saori is known for her roles as Ais Wallenstein in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and Shikimori in Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie.
  • Seiichiro Yamashita as Jiro Yakuin. Seiichiro is known for his roles as Kakeru Naruse in Orange and Tooru Ishikawa in Horimiya.
  • Saki Miyashita as Shiori Sakurazaka. Saki is known for her roles as Siesta in The Detective Is Already Dead and Miki Takekasa in After School Dice Club.
  • Toshiki Masuda as Minami Tenjin. Toshiki is known for his roles as Eijirou “Red Riot” Kirishima in My Hero Academia and Toranosuke “Miyamu” Miyamura in Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches.

Experience school life, romance, and comedy in More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers, airing in October 2022. Be sure to check out our Anime section for more great content!

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