On August 17, 2022, the official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Miyuki Tonogaya’s fantasy, rom-com manga The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague (Kori Zokusei Danshi to Cool na Doryo Joshi) revealed that voice actress Ayane Sakura will play Otonashi and voice actor Shugo Nakamura will play Katori. The anime series is set to premiere in 2023!
The character designs for the main cast have also been released and can be seen here:
Other previously announced cast members include:
- Yui Ishikawa – Fuyutsuki
- Chiaki Kobayashi – Himuro
- Yumi Uchiyama – Komori
- Kouki Uchiyama – Saejima
Who are the members of the production team?
The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague production team members include:
- Director – Mankyu (Sumikkogurashi – Good to be in the corner)
- Animation – Zero-G and Liber (a newly established studio)
- Scriptwriter – Tomoko Konparu (Blue Spring Ride, Love All Play)
- Character designer – Miyako Kano
- Music composer – Ruka Kawada (Isekai Quartet, Is the order a rabbit?)
On August 3, 2022, a trailer for the upcoming anime was released on ABC Animation’s official YouTube channel here:
What is the plot of The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague?
The story centers on an office worker named Himuro, who has a very interesting heritage. Himuro is the descendant of the yokai (demon) known as the Yuki-Onna (Snow Woman) from Japanese folklore and has inherited the ability to be able to freeze things.
Unfortunately, Himuro tends to accidentally freeze nearby objects or summon a snowstorm when his heart becomes unsettled. When in deep concentration, he unknowingly plunges his poor coworkers into an environment similar to the Artic!
Himuro may have a cold appearance with his snow-white hair and ice-blue eyes, but he is in fact a warm and kind-hearted person. Although, he likes cute things like flowers and cats, due to his unpredictable ability he is unable to get close to either out of fear of accidentally freezing them.
Himuro harbors a secret crush on his seemingly aloof, eccentric yet kind female co-worker Fuyutsuki. Fuyutsuki tends to have a knack for providing simple solutions to his unconventional problems, and her calmness tends to ground Himuro. However, as Himuro’s feelings for her grow more passionate, anytime Fuyutsuki does something kind for him a snowstorm of emotions builds up inside of Himuro’s heart and unknowingly causes an actual snowstorm to appear on the office floor.
It becomes obvious to everyone except for Fuyutsuki that Himuro has feelings for her due to the dramatic climatic changes in their workplace. Undaunted by Fuyutsuki’s apparent indifference to him, Himuro is ready to do whatever it takes to capture her heart. Poor Fuyutsuki isn’t being indifferent on purpose, however, she’s just completely oblivious that such a handsome man could actually be into her.
Where can I read the manga?
The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague (Kori Zokusei Danshi to Kuru na Doryo Joshi) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Miyuki Tonogaya, who initially released the series on their Twitter account on August 3, 2018, where it gained popularity.
Later on July 12, 2019, it began serialization on Square Enix’s Gangan Pixiv manga website, and its chapters have been collected into six tankobon volumes. The English version of the manga has been licensed by Comikey for release in North America.
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