Anime Spotlight: NATSU-IRO KISEKI

by Justin Sevakis, Mar 15th 2012

April 2012 (Japanese Premiere)

Key Staff

Director - Seiji Mizushima
    (Fullmetal Alchemist, Gundam 00, Un-Go)
Series Composition - Tatsuhiko Urahata
    (Murder Princess, Saki, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere)
Original Character Design - Hidari
    (Fractale)
Production - Sunrise

Introduction

The secret those four share, is a miracle melting into the summer sky.

Story

Wake up the morning, go to school, and spend the afternoon with friends. The four of them shared their happiness and sadness together. They thought their average, everyday life would continue forever.

Until one summer miracle befell upon them. This is the tale of four girls raised in the city of Shimoda.

A fresh, warm summer miracle will surely envelop you.

Characters

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Natsumi Aizawa
VA: Minako Kotobuki
Natsumi is a second year middle school student in the tennis club. She's a bright, energetic, and honest girl. Since she was raised by a single mother, she's used to helping out with household chores, and takes good care of her younger brother, Daiki. She lives next to Saki, and they've been friends since they were young, so they're a pair in the tennis club.

Saki Mizukoshi
VA: Ayahi Takagaki
Saki is a second year middle school student in the tennis club. She's perfect in both her studies and sports. Because she's always calm, she can appear to be cold, but she's actually passionate, caring towards her friends, and lonely. She respects her parents who work at the hospital.

Yuka Hanaki
VA: Haruka Tomatsu
Yuka is a second year middle school student who loves the idol group “Four Seasons”. She's very expressive, and tends to set the mood for everyone. There are times when she invites trouble, but with her charm and cheerfulness, she's never been hated for it. Her family runs the long-standing ryokan “Hanakiya”.
Rinko Tamaki
VA: Aki Toyosaki
Rinko is a mysterious second year middle school student who loves music. She listens to a variety of songs and singers. She often spaces out, and her emotions rarely show themselves. Since her family serves as hired priests for the shrine, she often helps out as a miko and with cleaning the shrine grounds.

Cast

Natsumi Aizawa
Minako Kotobuki
Saki Mizukoshi
Ayahi Takagaki
Yuka Hanaki
Haruka Tomatsu
Rinko Tamaki
Aki Toyosaki

Staff

Director
Seiji Mizushima
Assistant Director
Ryuichi Kimura
Series Composition
Tatsuhiko Urahata
Script
Sadayuki Murai
Tatsuya Takahashi
Yuniko Ayana
Original Character Design
Hidari
Character Design
Yuichi Tanaka
Production
Sunrise

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