The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague release date is on January 4, 2022!
On November 6, 2022, the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Miyuki Tonogaya’s The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague (Koori Zokusei Danshi to Cool na Douryou Joshi) fantasy, rom-com manga released a new trailer, key visual, and revealed more staff and its ED (ending) theme song music artist.
The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague premieres on January 4th on Tokyo MX, ABC TV, and Nagoya Broadcasting Network in Japan. On January 6, 2022, the show will air on BS Asahi in Japan. From April through July 2023 the anime will have four Blu-ray DVD releases, 1 per month (a total of 12 episodes as 4 Blu-ray volumes).
You can see the new key visual here:
You can watch the trailer on ABC Animation’s official YouTube channel here:
Who is performing the ending theme song?
The ending theme song “Linaria” (Rinaria) will be performed by Japanese singer Nowlu. Nowlu was a finalist in the audition “THE OVERSEA TREASURE 2021”. On June 22, 2022, she made her major label debut with her song “Spiral” from Lantis. Her name Nowlu is a combination of the words “night”, “owl”, and “luna”, which apparently describes her singing voice.
Greetings, I am Nowlu. I am honored to be in charge of the ending song for The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague. When I read the original story, I instantly grew attached to the two main characters as they cherish the crushes that roll around in their daily lives. I also liked seeing how as the two got to know each other they began to bridge the distance between them. I conveyed the main characters emotions in my song. I hope I can share “my crush” with you all until the very end. Thank you very much for your support.Nowlu commented at Icpc-anime.com/music
Who is performing the opening theme song?
The opening theme song “Frozen Midnight” will be performed by Japanese singer, voice actor, actor, dancer, and artist Takao Sakuma. In January 2021, Sakuma made his artist debut with the single “Chase the core”, which was used as the opening theme song for the anime “Skate-Leading Stars”. Sakuma also performed the opening theme song for the special effects drama “Ultraman Trigger NEW GENERATION TIGA”.
Sakuma is also a voice actor for the anime (he performed the opening theme song), app, and upcoming game FUTSAL BOYS!!!!! Sakuma sang the opening theme song “BRAVE MAKER” for the performance unit TWT vol. 8 “Assault! The 98th Independent Normal Regiment”, and made his first appearance on stage. Sakuma appeared on stage once more in Akudama Drive.
Greetings, my name is Takao Sakuma, and I will be in charge of the opening theme song for The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague. I am really happy to be a part of this upcoming anime. It is a cool but heartwarming story. It will be sure to melt the viewers’ hearts. I hope my song will also melt the hearts of those who listen to it. Please look forward to it!Takao Sakuma commented at Icpc-anime.com/music
Who are the newly announced staff members?
The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague staff members include:
- Chief Animation Directors – Miyako Kanou, Yuji Ushijima
- Prop Design – jimao
- Art Director – Eiji Iwase
- Color Key Artist – Sachiko Urushido
- Compositing Director of Photography – Tomomi Saitou
- Editing – Shun Tokuda
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.
Who are the cast members?
The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague cast members include:
- Yui Ishikawa – Fuyutsuki
- Chiaki Kobayashi – Himuro
- Yumi Uchiyama – Komori
- Kouki Uchiyama – Saejima
- Ayane Sakura – Otonashi
- Shugo Nakamura – Katori
- Hiyori Nitta – Yukimin
Who are the members of the production team?
The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague production team members include:
- Director – Mankyuu (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 Kanou
- Music composer – Ruka Kawada (Isekai Quartet, Is the order a rabbit?)
Where can I read the manga?
The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague (Koori Zokusei Danshi to Cool na Douryou) 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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