The official website for WWW.WORKING!! has made an announcement today that Nana Mizuki will be replacing Risa Taneda as the voice of Kisaki Kondou in the upcoming anime series. It has been announced by Taneda’s agency Office Osawa that she will be on hiatus from voice acting due to medical treatment for an unspecified illness. Some of the other upcoming roles she was set to release in were Aya Komichi in Kin-iro Mosaic: Pretty Days set for Japan on November 12th, and Yukina Himeragi in the upcoming Strike the Blood OVA’s which will have four releases starting with the first on November 23rd, then second on December 21st, the third on March 29th and the final one on April 26th.
The four-panel web comic series titled “We-ban Working!!” was published as a web manga on Takatsu’s official website and Square Enix is publishing the series in compiled volumes. The limited edition third volume bundled the drama CD, the fourth and fifth will also include this when they release September 24th and December 24th. The anime is being directed by Yumi Kamakura at A-1 Pictures who was the director of “Working!!!” the third season of the series. For the series all cast members are returning from the drama CD that shipped with the third manga volume. First up is Yuichi Nakamura voicing the main character Daisuke Higashida, Yuichi has not had any other notable roles.
Our main heroine Hana Miyakoshi who is described as a not so bright high school girl will be voiced by Haruka Tomatsu. Other roles for her include Naruko in Anohana, Piña in Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri, Eleanora from Madan no Ou to Vanadis and Lala from To love-Ru.
Next is Masahiro Adachi a kitchen staffer whom is voiced by Kouki Uchiyama. Other notable roles for Masahiro include Seiya from Amagi Brilliant Park, Ichika from Infinite Stratos and Evans from Soul Eater.
Sayuri Muranushi whom is a art school student said to see things which cannot be seen is another character in the upcoming series voiced by Youka Hikasa. Some other roles for Hikasa are Fighter from Bikini Warriors, Rei from Free!, Rias in High School DxD, Houki in Infinite Stratos, Mio in K-ON! and Shino from Seitokai Yakuiondomo.
Another character for the upcoming series is Kisaki Kondou an aimless college student who doesn’t work and is Muranushi’s childhood friend. Originally planned to be voiced by Risa Taneda she will now be voiced by Nana Mizuki whom has also voiced Saya in Blood C, Yui in Ichigo 100%, Fate from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and Moka from Rosario to Vampire.
The next character Shiho Kamakura is voiced by Sora Amamiya in the anime and is a rather rich girl who may have feelings for Shindou. Other roles invo;ving Sora are Asseylum in Aldnoah.Zero, Aqua in Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!, Isla in Plastic Memories and Tohka from Tokyo Ghoul.
Finally is the character Yuuta Shindou, he is a poor freelancer whom is at the restaurant by day and a host club by night. His voice is being done by Kensho Ono who has also voiced Joseph in Junketsu no Maria, Tetsuya in Kuroko no Basket and Tooru from Starmyu.
The series which has been releasing since 2002 is a spinoff series of Working!! which was serialized in Shonen Gangan since 2005, it originally released December 17th 2004 and ended November 7th 2014 releasing 13 volumes. Since then it has received three anime seasons and a special which concluded the series. Its web comic spinoff series takes place at another Wagnaria!! family restaurant location. Finally its plot summary can be seen below quoted from MAL:
Daisuke Higashida is a serious first-year student at Higashizaka High School. He lives a peaceful everyday life even though he is not satisfied with the family who doesn’t laugh at all and makes him tired. However, his father’s company goes bankrupt one day, and he can no longer afford allowances, cellphone bills, and commuter tickets. When his father orders him to take up a part-time job, Daisuke decides to work at a nearby family restaurant in order to avoid traveling 15 kilometers to school by bicycle.