News Sentai Filmworks Adds Tari Tari TV Anime
posted on 2012-07-02 15:06 EDT
The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it has licensed the Tari Tari television anime series. The company will release the series digitally with a home video release to follow next year. Crunchyroll is currently streaming P.A. Works' latest series in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.
The 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 transferred 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.
Masakazu Hashimoto (Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, episode director for Fullmetal Alchemist) is directing the series and overseeing the scripts. Akiba's Trip game character designer tanu is designing the original characters, and Kanami Sekiguchi (Hana-Saku Iroha, True Tears) is adapting tanu's designs for animation and will serve and chief animation director. Shiroh Hamaguchi (One Piece, Hana-Saku Iroha, Rosario + Vampire) is in charge of the show's music.
The series premiered in Japan on July 1.
Update: Background information and press release link added.
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