• Raido is curious about his classmate Reina Aharen
  • "Aharen-san wa Hakarenai" is airing Friday
  • The episode will stream on Crunchyroll

Reina Aharen is a cute student with a quiet voice. She sits next to Raido in the class. In "Aharen-san wa Hakarenai" Episode 1, Raido and Aharen kickstart their odd friendship.

The official website has released the synopsis and spoiler stills of the pilot episode. Raido is curious about Aharen who sits next to him in the class.

Weirdly, she doesn’t reply to Raido at all. One day, Aharen’s eraser falls from the desk and Raido picks it up for her.

Initially, she doesn’t respond, but in the next period, she comes quite close to Raido who is confused because she is invading his personal space.

"Aharen-san wa Hakarenai" follows the lives of two students who start their friendship when Raido picks up Aharen’s eraser.

Interestingly, Aharen misunderstands this gesture and starts to believe that Raido is her best friend.

“Follow the ‘indecipherable’ daily lives of two students who form a particular and peculiar friendship,” read the official series synopsis, as per Crunchyroll.

The cast of the anime includes Takuma Terashima as Raido, Inori Minase as Reina Aharen, Yurie Kozakai as Miyahira Sensei, Tomori Kusunoki as Hanako Sato, Tetsuya Kakihara as Ishikawa, Natsumi Fujiwara as Atsushi, Maria Sashide as Futaba, M.A.O as Mitsuki Oshiro, and Kana Hanazawa as Tobaru Sensei.

"Aharen-san wa Hakarenai" is based on the original work by Asato Mizu. Yasutaka Yamamoto is the chief director while Tomoe Makino is credited as director. The series composition is handled by Takao Yoshioka.

The scripting is by Takao Yoshioka and Ayumu Hisao. Monaca and Satoru Kousaki are roped in as music composers.

Yūko Yahiro is credited for character design while Kenichi Kurata of Baku Production is the art director. Chie Mishima, Yūki Fukuchi, Tomoka Iwasa, and Yūko Yahiro are the chief animation directors.

The opening theme song of "Aharen-san wa Hakarenai" anime is titled "Hanarenai Kyori" or Inseparable Distance by TrySail. The ending theme is titled "Kyori-Kan," or A Sense of Distance, and is performed by HaKoniwalily.

"Aharen-san wa Hakarenai" Episode 1 is scheduled for release Friday. Fans in the U.S. can watch the episode online on Crunchyroll. The episode will live stream in Japanese with English subtitles.

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