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Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyō Anime's 1st Promo Streamed

posted on 2013-03-21 07:38 EDT
Official cast and staff also announced

The official website for Gonzo's Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyō Anime television anime updated with the series' first promotional video, official staff, and cast on Wednesday. The studio premiered the video at its booth at Tokyo Anime Fair.

Takahiro Sakurai (Berserk film's Griffith, Code Geass' Suzaku, NAKAIMO's Shōgo Mikadono) and Marina Inoue (Highschool of the Dead's Rei Miyamoto, Haganai's Yozora Mikazuki) lead the cast as Kazuhito Harumi and Kirihime Natsuno, respectively. The lead cast are reprising their roles from last year's drama CD. Other announced cast include:

Ai Kakuma as Hami Oosawa
Kana Asumi as Madoka Harumi
Shizuka Itou as Suzuna Hiiragi
Yū Serizawa as Makishi Akizuki

The absurd mystery comedy centers around Kazuhito Harumi, a high school boy who is obsessed with reading books. One day, he is killed in the middle of a robbery — and resurrected as a dachshund dog. Unable to read in his new form, the hapless Kazuhito now belongs to Kirihime Natsuno, a sadistic novelist who uses scissors on Kazuhito to abuse him.

The promo introduces the story, saying, "This is the story of a book. Or maybe it's the story of to write or die, to read or die."

Shunsuke Sarai launched the novel series with illustrations by Tetsuhiro Nabeshima in 2011, and Enterbrain's Famitsu Bunko imprint will publish the sixth volume on January 30. Along with a short story volume, the novel series will have 300,000 copies in print.

The story earned an honor in the Entame Taishō awards' novel category. Kamon Ooba launched a manga adaptation in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine last May.


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