Anime Spotlight - Ebiten ~Ebisugawa Public High School's Tenmonbu~

by Justin Sevakis, Jul 13th 2012

July, 2012 (Japanese Premiere)

Key Staff

Director - Hideki Okamoto
    (Battle Girls – Time Paradox, Iketeru Futari)
Series Composition - Yuuko Kakihara
    (Heaven's Lost Property, Persona 4 The Animation)
Character Design - Atsuko Watanabe
    (Valkyria Chronicles, Charger Girl Ju-den Chan)
Animation Production
AIC Classic






Introduction

Watch Ebiten, take your complaints elsewhere!

Story

An anime about a club full of girls with lots of dreams—though none of them ever come true! From the staff who brought you “Battle Girls - Time Paradox” and “Heaven's Lost Property” comes a high-tension “be-prepared” club comedy!!

Characters

Itsuki Noya
VA: Mariya Ise
Itsuki is a small, cute girl who transferred to Ebisugawa Public High School. She's a shy girl, and after mistaking Tenmonbu for the Astronomy Club, the poor girl ends up getting toyed with by Kyoko and the others.
Kyoko Todayama
VA: Kana Asumi
Kyoko is the troublemaker of Tenmonbu. She's a girl of action who immediately acts when she finds something interesting. Her hobbies include harassing Kanamori. She loves kompeito (a type of small sugar candy) and incense.
Elizabeth Margaret
VA: Iori Nomizu
A mysterious maid who suddenly appeared in Tenmonbu. She pressures Kyoko and the others with her oppressive attitude unbefitting a maid, but they get back at her too. She appears to have come to Tenmonbu in search of someone…
Hakata Kanamori
VA: Asuka Nishi
Hakata is a fujoshi who loves BL and cosplay. She typically buys doujinshi in sets of three: one for viewing, one for preservation, and one for converting others. She has a habit of organizing everything as “seme” or “uke”. With as often as Kyoko tries to strip her, she's in charge of sex appeal.
Rikei Hiromatsu
VA: Risako Murai
Rikei is a quiet and well behaved girl. She's the one in the club with the most common sense, and hates idiots. She's in charge of calling the others' jokes. However, she also has a big cat-fetish, and loses sight of everything else when cats are involved. Her hobbies include fortune telling by cards.
Hasumi Oba
VA: Satomi Satou
Hasumi is vice president of Tenmonbu. She looks like a graceful beauty, but she's actually quite the fighter, and her special move is the Iron Claw. Kyoko can't win against her. She's the type who will often run with a joke. She's also the barrier preventing Student Council President Iseda's attempts to disband their club.
Yuka Iseda
VA: Midori Tsukimiya
Yuka is president of Ebisugawa Public High School's student council. Apparently she was once the president of Tenmonbu, but she left them for some reason. She views Tenmonbu as an enemy and does what she can to try and disband them. However, she's also a tsundere yuri girl who loves Oba. According to Oba, her letter of resignation was never accepted.

Cast

Itsuki Noya
Mariya Ise
Kyoko Todayama
Kana Asumi
Elizabeth Margaret
Iori Nomizu
Hakata Kanamori
Asuka Nishi
Rikei Hiromatsu
Risako Murai
Hasumi Oba
Satomi Satou
Yuka Iseda
Midori Tsukimiya
Shoko Oomori
Kaori Nazuka

Staff

Original Work
SCA-ji (script)
Kira Inugami (art)
(Published in Monthly Comp Ace,
Kadokawa Comics Ace Publishing)
Director
Hideki Okamoto
Series Composition
Yuuko Kakihara
Character Design
Atsuko Watanabe
Sound Director
Jin Aketagawa
Music
Yuichi “Masa” Nonaka
Music Production
AMG MUSIC
Animation Production
AIC Classic

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