The Natsu no Arashi! official website has recently updated with full staff and cast information, listing the production studio as Shaft (Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei), and Ryouko Shiraishi (Kemeko Deluxe‘s sword-wielding Ryouko) as the female lead Arashi.

The Natsu no Arashi! manga is Jin Kobayashi’s second published manga serialization and his follow-up to School Rumble, which recently finished in 2008.

The story deals with thirteen-year old Yasaka encountering  mysterious sixteen-year old Arashi, a girl with mysterious powers who is on the run from assailants who takes up residence with Yasaka. As a supernatural / love comedy story, it might be appealing to those who would enjoy a different sort of story from Kobayashi than the more gag-centric School Rumble.

Other seiyuu involved include Yuuko Sanpei (Xam’d’s Nakiami) as Yasaka and Chiaki Omigawa (Soul Eater‘s Maka) as the cross-dressing girl Kamigamo. The series is due to start in April on TV Tokyo.

Natsu no Arashi! Official Website.

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    Comment by metatron
    18:40 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    looking forward on this =3

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:07 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Forget it. I'm not touching anything by this guy after that freaking pie fight ending. I don't want to be trolled like that again.

    Comment by yuuji
    02:22 30/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    she looks abit like yomi from ga-rei o.O

    Comment by AnonX
    06:41 30/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thought that too as I saw the picture first without having read the title

    Comment by kenjiharima
    21:58 30/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The comments became school rumble rather than Natsu no Arashi oriented. XD

    Comment by Gradation
    11:56 30/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well technically School Rumble didn't actually end. You can see in the last chapter of the manga. There is going to be another school rumble.

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    Comment by twin blades
    06:56 30/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    havent finshed school rumble yet to bad the ending sucks:(

    Comment by kenjiharima
    08:59 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is great new start from School Rumble after it's fail to give a proper ending for the other characters. Seems Jin Kobayashi has become more serious and plot oriented rather than giving us random gags.

    SRZ has mixed chapters with gags and chapters connected to the old SR manga. Chapters 4,5 and 6 are those chapters that are worth reading.

    Comment by Anon
    11:25 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I need to find a translated version of 4-6 because 1-3 are highly unsatisfactory.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:21 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kobayashi trolled everyone. I'm looking forward to this.

    Comment by Chen
    06:12 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Conan,.. is that you?

    Story sounds interesting... I'm sure to watch this, once it's complete.

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    Comment by Jarmel
    05:57 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    After the epicly horrible way that School Rumble ended, there is no way in hell I'm watching this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:22 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel exactly the same way....

    Comment by Rin-chan
    05:54 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wooho, finally! Arashi :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:15 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wonder if that will end in a fucking pie fight too.

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    Comment by albert_2mb
    04:35 30/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    At first I lol'd, but then I ;___;-ed. School Rumble definitely deserves a much, much better ending than that...

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    Comment by GHS
    06:40 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm wondering what happend to School Rumble Z, the supposed sequel...

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    Comment by Riot Gear
    16:37 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    School Rumble Z contains a different storyline than the original SR even though the characters' the same but before i can watch Natsu no Arashi,i have to check the manga first.

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    Comment by maru
    06:53 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is that a Conan reference I see? ^^;

    And I want moar School Rumble, not some pirated Conan.

    Comment by onibaku
    08:19 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well, school rumble Z is still ongoing. Despite the fact it is listed as a spin-off, the story is still a continuation of the original.

    Comment by Marine-RX179
    08:12 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Usually anime that end with an original ending that's different from the manga is a bad thing, but for School Rumble, if anymore anime are to be produced, I honestly and strongly hope it will end differently (and better than) from the way the manga did.

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    Comment by Xavi
    07:15 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No.... School Rumble didn't finish, it's a lie. Please tell me it's a lie! :(

    I didn't even manage to watch san-gakki because they released only the two final bloody episodes.
    Curse them!!! They ruined the best anime comedy. I demand more Tenma-chan (Ami Koshimizu <3).

    On topic: I am really sad that they didn't produce another gag-comedy like School Rumble :P

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    Comment by motaku96
    07:11 29/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was disappointed with the end of school rumble, but this looks pretty good. I'll check it out at least.

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