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ANN has confirmed that a poster outside of the Makuhari Messe event hall at Anime Contents Expo has revealed that Karino Takatsu's (Working!!) Servant × Service four-panel manga is getting a television anime series in July from A-1 Pictures.
The slice-of-life comedy manga centers on the employees of a government ward office in a city in Hokkaido. The story follows the daily lives of the health and welfare division members.
Takatsu launched the manga in Square Enix's Big Gangan magazine in 2009, and the company published the manga's second compiled volume last November. The limited-edition version of the manga's second volume bundled a drama CD, and the anime will feature the same main cast as that drama CD:
Ai Kayano as Lucy Yamagami (pictured center in image)
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Yutaka Hasebe (pictured left in image)
Mai Nakahara as Saya Miyoshi (pictured right in image)
Aki Toyosaki as Megumi Chihaya
Takahiro Sakurai as Taishi Ichimiya
Rumi Ookubo as Tōko Ichimiya
Yasutaka Yamamoto (Valkyria Chronicles, Squid Girl Season 2, Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?) is directing the series off of scripts by Taketo Shimoyama (Bleach, Gintama, Gintama). Terumi Nishii (Kimi no Iru Machi, Penguindrum) is adapting Takatsu's character designs for animation, HALF H·P STUDIO is handling the sound production, and Akiko Fujita (Blade of the Immortal, Happy Kappy, Chibi Devi!) is serving as sound director.
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