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Alternate Titles

Renai Flops


Asahi Kashiwagi is a painfully ordinary high school guy who, while on his way to school one morning, encounters a series of mishaps that align with the strange television fortune he saw earlier that morning. In the midst of this trouble, he has the worst possible encounter with five girls. Exhausted from the morning’s events, he finally arrives at school where he sees the same five girls, who are actually transfer students and a new teacher. Feeling so embarrassed he could die, he tries to keep hidden, but there’s no way he can. Then, his self-proclaimed best bud Yoshio Ijuin asks him about his relationship to the five girls. As he spends time with them, he realizes the misunderstandings between them and begins to open up a little. Then, after school, he opens his shoe locker to find a love letter inside telling him to come to the cherry tree in the back of the school. Even this was predicted by his morning fortune, so he heads to the tree to find out who is waiting for him. In the season of dancing cherry blossoms, five winds of love blow, and a fleeting, painful adolescent love story begins.


Love Flops is an upcoming original TV anime being produced by Kadokawa Corporation and animated by Passione (BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!, Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World, Wasteful Days of High School Girl). It was first announced in March 2022 and features Nobuyoshi Nagayama (Are You Lost?, Happy Sugar Life, Smile Down the Runway) as director, with Fujiaki Asari (Gatchaman Crowds, Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu, Wanna Be the Strongest in the World) and Midori Yui (Carole & Tuesday, The Helpful Fox Senko-san, Ikebukuro West Gate Park) as assistant directors, Ryo Yasumoto (Steins;Gate 0) as series composer and scriptwriter, Kazuyuki Ueda (Between the Sky and Sea, Hinako Note, Nakaimo - My Little Sister Is Among Them!) as character designer and chief animation director, and Kenichiro Suehiro (Cells at Work!, Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World, Uncle from Another World) as music composer. The anime’s opening theme song is "Love? Reason why!!" by Konomi Suzuki, and the ending theme song is "Flop Around" by Miku Ito, Ayana Taketatsu, Rie Takahashi, Hisako Kanemoto, and Marika Kono. The anime will premiere in Japan on Oct. 12, 2022 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and BS11 channels and will be streamed overseas through HIDIVE.


Asahi Kashiwagi (Voiced by: Ryota Ohsaka)
Asahi is the protagonist of the series. By all accounts, he is a completely average high school boy. However, one day he is suddenly caught in a whirlwind of love surrounding five transfer students. His hobby is soccer and he loves bananas.

Aoi Izumizawa (Voiced by: Miku Ito)
Aoi is a bright, cheerful, and straightforward girl who transfers into Asahi’s class. She excels at all types of housework and is an all-rounder who can handle just about anything. She has a reserved personality and holds the position of peacemaker among her friends. She also has a bit of a jealous side. Her hobby is making accessories, and she loves strawberry daifuku.

Amelia Irving (Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu)
Amelia is an exchange student from the US. Though innocent, she is also clumsy and has a selfish side. She is direct in expressing her affection and tends to go overboard. Her personality makes it difficult to say what’s on her mind. Her hobbies are reading and math, and she loves pudding and pancakes.

Ilya Ilyukhin (Voiced by: Rie Takahashi)
Ilya is an exchange student from Bulgaria. She is introverted and has a gentle personality. Though she is surrounded by girls every day, Asahi is the only one she can trust. Her hobbies are making sweets and sewing, and she loves palatschinken.

Bai Mongfa (Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto)
Bai is a newly appointed teacher from China. She has a calm personality and is seen more like an older sister by her students than a teacher. Though reliable at school, she acts a bit immature when at home and has a clumsy side. Her hobbies are Tai Chi Chuan and yoga, and she loves alcohol and lychee.

Karin Istel (Voiced by: Marika Kono)
Karin is an exchange student from Germany. Though she can be extremely self-conscious, she has a pleasant and open personality and is well-liked by those around her. She also works as a model and is gaining popularity even in Japan. Her hobbies are shopping and social media, and she loves chocolate and pretzels.

Yoshio Ijuin (Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama)
Yoshio is Asahi’s self-proclaimed best bud. He is a happy-go-lucky guy who has personal information on others, but it’s unclear where he gets it from. He is a harmless guy who will teach others anything they don’t know. His hobbies are video games and information gathering, and he loves snacks.

Raburin (Voiced by: Shiori Izawa)
Raburin is an AI robot that supports Asahi.


Opening Theme Song: "Love? Reason why!!" by Konomi Suzuki
Ending Theme Song: "Flop Around" by Miku Ito, Ayana Taketatsu, Rie Takahashi, Hisako Kanemoto, and Marika Kono

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  • Original Work: Love Flops Project
  • Director: Nobuyoshi Nagayama
  • Assistant Director: Fujiaki Asari, Midori Yui
  • Series Composition/Script: Ryo Yasumoto
  • Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Kazuyuki Ueda
  • Art Director: Kusanagi
  • Art Setting: Eiko Tsunado
  • Color Design: Sakie Suzuki
  • 3D Work: Taro Yamada (cre-p)
  • Director of Photography: Kouji Hayashi
  • Editing: Ayako Tan, Nami Niinuma
  • Sound Director: Hisayoshi Hirasawa
  • Sound Effects: Yasushi Inomata
  • Sound Production: Magic Capsule
  • Music: Kenichiro Suehiro
  • Animation Production: Passione