In this way, the new voices announced and that will become part of the cast of characters are:
Mikako Komatsu What Kaoru Shimabukuro, a fish keeper very close to Chiyu.
Kiyono Yasuno What Akari Maeda, a college girl who works part time in the office.
No Tōyama What Marina Yonekura, a penguin keeper.
Yusuke Nagano What Eiji Higa, a young man who starts working in the aquarium after graduating from high school.
Masaki Terasoma What Akira Hoshino, the director of the aquarium.
Satoshi Hino What Tetsuji Suwa, the assistant director and the person in charge of the sales department.
Shuuhei Sakaguchi What Bondo Garandō, the caretaker manager.
These new voices join the casting that already worked on the first part of the series and which is made up of:
- Miku Itō What Umisakino Kukuru
- Aida Rikako What Fuka Miyazawa
- Azumi Waki What Tsukimi Teruya
- Lynn What Karin Kudaka
- Shimba Tsuchiya What Kai Nakamura
- Yōhei Azakami What Kūya Yakamashi
- Hiroshi Yanaka as the grandfather of Great
The original anime of Aquatope of White Sand is directed by Toshiya Shinohara, who has already directed other animes like Black Butler, Red Data Girl as well as several films of InuYasha. Meanwhile, the script for this original story is written by Yuko Kakihara (Cells at Work!, films Digimon Adventure tri, Sora no Otoshimono), while Yuki Akiyama adapts the original character designs of U35 and performs the function of animation director. The first part of the series is available on the website of Crunchyroll, and can be seen in the original version with subtitles.
The anime takes place at Gama Gama Aquarium, a small aquarium in Okinawa, about an hour by bus from Naha. Kukuru Misakino is an 18-year-old high school student who works there and knows the “secret” of the aquarium: mysterious things can sometimes be seen. One day Kukuru comes across Fuuka, standing in front of a water tank with her hair flowing and a tear rolling down her cheek. Fuuka has given up her dream of becoming an idol and has fled from Tokyo to Okinawa. Wanting to find a place to belong, Fuuka seriously asks to work at the aquarium. The anime follows Kukuru and Fuuka as they discuss the aquarium’s secret and an impending crisis of its possible closure.