Anime series “Alya Sometimes Conceals Her Emotions in Russian” as known as Roshidere is set to be released in April 2024. This series is based on a Japanese light novel series of the same title, written by SunSunSun and illustrated by Momoco. It originally debuted online as two short stories on the well-known novel publishing platform, Shōsetsuka ni Narō, from May 6 to May 27, 2020.

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The rights to publish the series were acquired by Kadokawa Shoten, who has since released seven volumes under their prestigious Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint, starting from February 2021. A manga adaptation, illustrated by Saho Tenamachi, began serialization online on Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket website and app in October 2022.


The highly anticipated anime television series adaptation, produced by Doga Kobo, is scheduled to premiere in Japan in April 2024.

Roshidere Synopsis

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Alya-san, who sits next to Masachika Kuze, always gives him the cold shoulder. However, she sometimes blurts out a few flirtatious words to him in Russian. Masachika never misses a word of it. That’s because Masachika has native-level Russian listening skills! Alya-san, who thinks he doesn’t understand and sometimes blurts out words of affection. Masachika, who understands the meaning but pretends not to. Where will their love story which keeps you grinning take them!?

Characters Visuals

Masachika Kuze
(VA: Kohei Amasaki)

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A boy who sits next to Alya. An unmotivated
underachiever in school who sleeps during class because he stays up late watching anime. Alya always scolds him for appearing so nonchalant. He learned Russian as a child because his first crush was a Russian-speaking girl (unbeknownst to Alya).

Alisa Mikhailovna Kujou (Alya)

(VA: Sumire Uesaka)

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An honor student with good looks and excellent grades, she is often referred to as the “Solitary Princess” by those around her. She transferred to Seirei Gakuen during her third year of junior high school and currently serves as treasurer of the high school student council. She lives in a family of four, including her Russian father, Japanese mother, and her sister who is 1 year older. A particular incident made her interested in Masachika, and she sometimes teases him in Russian, believing that he doesn’ t understand it.

Maria Mikhailovna Kujou (Masha)
(VA: Yukiyo Fujii)

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Alya’ s older sister and secretary of the school council. Her exceptional proportions and gentle good looks have made her extremely popular at school, and she has been nicknamed the “Holy Mother of the School.” She allegedly has a boyfriend and all of the boys who have confessed their feelings to Masha have
been turned down because of his existence

Alya’s Birthday Visual and Special Movie

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Alya’s birthday was on November 7th, and was celebrated with a live show that featured voice actress (VA) of Alya, Sumire Uesaka and Yukiyo Fujii, the VA of Masha, as special guests. The show included the premiere of a birthday visual and an exclusive video, both of which can be found on the official Youtube channel below,

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