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Meganebu! Eyeglasses Club Anime's Promo With Animation Streamed

The official website for the Meganebu! (literally, "Eyeglasses Club") television anime began streaming the third promotional video for the anime on Friday. In the video, Akira Sōma (voiced by Kenji Akabane) says, “Let's show them the Glasses Club's true power!” The video features both the anime's ending theme, "Colorful World" by Tomohisa Sakō and opening theme, "World's End" by MUCC.

The official website also revealed new characters — the club's advisors, Hotaka Shirogane (in overalls) and Kyōsuke Hariu (in a white coat) — on Friday:

Meet the Main Characters

Kenji Akabane plays Akira, a 17-year-old second-year student at Himaraya Third Technical High School. He proclaims that eyeglasses are not a means of correcting vision or a fashion accessory, but a better way to see the world.
He categorizes all of humanity into three groups: "glasses," "those who don't wear glasses," and "the ladies." He scolds those who wears contacts, going around and calling them "weaklings!!" There are many times when he, the passionate boy that he is, would argue with his fellow club-mates about glasses. His favorite kind of glasses are ones with square frames, and both of his eyes have 0.03 vision (in the Japanese eyeglasses prescription notation).

Likes: curry rice
Dislikes: green peppers
Birthday: April 4 (Aries)
Body: 175 cm (about 69 inches) / 65 kg (143 pounds) / blood type O
Family: father, mother, younger brother

(In the video, Akira Sōma introduces himself as the outspoken president and founder of the eyeglasses club, and someone who espouses the superiority of spectacle-wearers.)

Kouki Miyata plays Mitsuki Kamatani, a 16-year old cute little brother-type character who adores Akira. He entered the eyeglasses club because he wanted to help his beloved upperclassman. Due to his extreme amount of respect, he sometimes has a split personality. He works very hard because he wants Akira to rely on him. When he first entered the school, he had uncool glasses, but he bought his new glasses with Akira. His favorite type of glasses are under-rim cel frames, and his vision is 0.08 in his left eye, and 0.4 in his right.

Likes: avocado
Dislikes: sponge cake
Birthday: June 6 (Gemini)
Body: 166 cm (about 65 inches) / 53 kg (117 pounds) / blood type AB
Family: father, mother, Norio (dog)

(In the video, Kouki Miyata introduces himself as Mitsuki Kamatani, a 16-year old cute little brother-type character who adores Akira, the club's president.)

Takuma Hachimine does not do much of anything, even when he is in the club room. He seems like a prince who would be good at studies, but in fact, he is lacking in sense. However, he treasures his friends even more than himself. His favorite kind of glasses are Wellington cel frames, and his vision is 0.2 in his left eye, and 0.4 in his right eye (in the Japanese eyeglasses prescription notation).

Likes: cream puffs, seaweed bentō box, tartar sauce
Dislikes: kimchi
Birthday: July 7 (Cancer)
Body: 180 cm (about 71 inches) / 67 kg (148 pounds) / blood type A
Family: father, mother (working overseas), two older brothers (24 and 21 years old)

(In the video, voice actor Atsushi Tamaru introduces himself as Takuma Hachimine, a 17-year old slow-paced, spacey boy in Meganebu!)

The second-year student at Himaraya Third Technical High School is a childhood friend of the club president Akira. He considers eyeglasses to be a landmark innovation in modern Japan, one that ought to be praised. He is very wise because he looks up things immediately on his "yPad," but because he has no actual experience in many things, he is often considered sheltered. He never misses having at least one hour of nap time a day. Yukiya's favorite kind of glasses are metal top-rimmed glasses, and his vision is 0.01 in both eyes.

Likes: omelets
Dislikes: monjayaki (a okonomiyaki-like fried dish)
Birthday: November 11 (Scorpio)
Body: 178 cm (about 70 inches) / 63 kg (139 pounds) / blood type B
Family: father, mother, two little sisters (twins in sixth grade)

(In the video, voice actor Junichi Suwabe introduces himself as Yukiya Minabe, a 17-year old mysterious shy boy who spends most of his time indoors.)

A first-year student at Himaraya Third Technical High School, Hayato is the only member of the club who wears glasses only for show. Because his eyesight was too good, he was refused entry into the club at first by Akira, but after asking again and again, he was finally accepted. Many of the members of the club think him annoying due to his nature to seek attention, but since he gets his way in the end, he doesn't mind at all. His favorite glasses are ones with oval-square cel frames, and he has 2.0 vision in both eyes (normal vision in the Japanese eyeglasses prescription notation).

Likes: beef bowl (with broth and heaps of red ginger)
Dislikes: ume (pickled plum)
Birthday: December 12 (Sagittarius)
Body: 171 cm (about 67 inches) / 60 kg (132 pounds) / blood type O
Family: mother (father passed away), big sister, big brother, little brother

(In the video, voice actor Ryohei Kimura introduces himself as Hayato Kimata, a 16-year old student and the bright mood-maker of the club.)

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So like the Free! posts I did in the summer I decided to do a Meganebu post, but I'm lazy and decided to just combined them into one. Anywho, I'm not sure who will be my fave, the loud mouth protag or his shy shut-in friend.

aquacraze 22nd-Sep-2013 06:57 am (UTC)
Yukiya's looking good!
hansuke2212 22nd-Sep-2013 07:52 am (UTC)
No Megane, No Life!!!! and Hooray for Sako Tomohisa~! <3 This will definitely be awesome!!!
mrstaguchi100 22nd-Sep-2013 08:56 am (UTC)
I will watch this show even on my deathbed
sekainostar 22nd-Sep-2013 09:13 am (UTC)
No megane, no life. <3 LOL
exdream1999 22nd-Sep-2013 10:15 am (UTC)
Here for Mitsuki, because of his dog and because he's birthday is stupidly close to mine.
fierysunrise 22nd-Sep-2013 01:33 pm (UTC)
Yes yes yes yes yes :D thank you for the post!!

I think I'll like the last guy best (Hayato), or the protagonist. megane boys<33333
miss_faces 22nd-Sep-2013 02:58 pm (UTC)
my body is ready
cyberbaka 22nd-Sep-2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
why am i gettin gthe vibe that akira seems fit to be a digimon leader (despite no goggles)
oduwa 22nd-Sep-2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
Mitsuki is a little brother-type character but he hates sponge cake~ LOL
going to stan him just because we shared the same birthday :3

and yeah No megane, no life. :D
kinari_pamyu 22nd-Sep-2013 06:04 pm (UTC)
You had me at Junichi Suwabe. However, I like the concept for this - it sounds like it could be really cute and amusing. I also like the strong use of colors which I hope will carry through into any merchandise in the future.
neitaro 23rd-Sep-2013 04:36 am (UTC)
Ok. Another series to add to my watch list this season! Looks cute!
urubaby21 25th-Sep-2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
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