News Sentai Filmworks Licenses Hiiro no Kakera TV Anime
posted on 2012-06-29 17:04 EDT
The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that it has licensed the Hiiro no Kakera ~ The Tamayori Princess Saga television anime series. Sentai Filmworks will release the series digitally and then on home video. The company did not provide a timeframe for the home video release.
The first season of the television anime based on Idea Factory's romance game of the same name for female players ended its 13-episode run on Sunday, with an announcement that the anime's second season will premiere this October. Sentai Filmworks did not specify if it has licensed both seasons of the series.
Bob Shirohata (Hetalia - Axis Powers, Gravitation) directed the first season, which was animated by Studio DEEN. Yoshiko Nakamura (Hakuōki, Junjō Romantica) scripted the series, and Naoyuki Onda (Gantz, Berserk Ōgon Jidai-Hen I: Haō no Tamago) adapted Yone Kazuki's (Hakuōki) original character designs and served as the chief animation director. The cast for the original game, aside from the protagonist, reprised their roles for the series.
The anime and the original game centers around Tamaki Kasuga, a 17-year-old high school girl. When her parents have to go overseas for work, Tamaki moves to her mother's hometown in the mountains with her grandmother. On the day that Tamaki arrives at the village, she encounters strange creatures, only to be saved by a mysterious boy. The boy, Takuma Onizaki, is the first of five Guardians of the Tamayohime that Tamaki meets.
Update: Background information, press release link added.
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