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Tari Tari Anime's Opening, Ending, Manga Adaptation Announced

posted on 2012-05-18 21:49 EDT
Manga adaptation of P.A. Works anime to begin on May 22 in

The official website for P.A. Works's upcoming Tari Tari TV anime series has revealed information about its opening and ending themes, and has also announced that the series will receive a manga adaptation in Square Enix's Gangan Joker manga magazine. The manga adaptation of the series will begin in the June issue of the magazine released on May 22. It will be written by Tōru Naomura and drawn by Tomiyaki Kagisora.

The opening theme for the series, "Dreamer," will be performed by AiRI, and the single containing the song will be released on August 1. The ending, "Shiokaze no Harmony," will be performed by the "Shirahamazaka High School Chorus Club," and its single will be released on August 8.

Tari Tari's story centers around five Japanese high school students who are too young to be called adults, but who no longer think of themselves as children. Wakana Sakai (Ayahi Takagaki) once took music lessons, but she withdrew from music after losing her mother. Konatsu Miyamoto (Asami Seto) is a positive-thinking girl who loves singing and spends time after school at the vocal music club. Sawa Okita (Saori Hayami) is a spirited archery club member who dreams of becoming a horse rider. Taichi Tanaka (Nobunaga Shimazaki) is a chronically late badminton team member who lives with his college student sister. "Wiin" (Natsuki Hanae) just transfered into Wakana's class after 12 years abroad in Australia. Music brings Wakana, Konatsu, Sawa and the others together into an ensemble during their last summer in high school.

P.A. Works (Hana-Saku Iroha, Another) will animate the series based on an original work by Evergreen. Masakazu Hashimoto (Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, episode director for Fullmetal Alchemist) will direct the series and handle the series composition.

Producer Takayuki Nagatani had revealed the Tari Tari project at his company Infinite in January. He noted then that Akiba's Trip game character designer tanu is designing the original characters of Tari Tari. Kanami Sekiguchi (Hana-Saku Iroha, True Tears) will adapt tanu's designs for animation and will serve and chief animation director. Shiroh Hamaguchi (One Piece, Hana-Saku Iroha, Rosario + Vampire) will handle the show's music.

Tari Tari will begin airing on Japanese television in July of this year.


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