News Barakamon Countryside Comedy Anime's 2nd Promo Streamed
posted on 2014-05-10 02:00 EDT
Nippon Television began streaming the second promotional video for the television anime adaptation of Satsuki Yoshino's Barakamon manga on Saturday. The video announces that the countryside comedy series will premiere in Japan in July. It also pokes fun at the barely comprehensible accent of the Vice Principal (played by Fumihiko Tachiki).
The anime's official website also confirmed more cast members on Saturday.
Rumi Ookubo as Tamako Arai (Tama)
Kouki Uchiyama as Hiroshi Kido
Rina Endō as Hina Kubota
Seiya Kimura as Kentarō Ōhama (Kenta)
Megumi Han as Akki
Tanuki Sugino as Yūjirō Kido (Village Chief)
Fumihiko Tachiki as Vice Principal
The slice-of-life comedy manga centers around the ikemen (handsome) 23-year-old calligrapher Seishū Handa, who moves to the remote Gotō Islands off the western coast of Kyushu. Seishū grew up in the city, and the manga chronicles his interactions with the people of the island, who drive tractors on public roads and don't enter through his front door when they visit. On top of that, Seishū's house becomes a hangout for the island's children.
Kinema Citrus (Yuyushiki, Code:Breaker) will produce the animation for Nippon TV. Masaki Tachibana (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky) is directing the series off of Pierre Sugiura's (Yuyushiki, Bottom Biting Bug) scripts. Majiro (Nagareboshi Lens) is handling the character designs, and Kenji Kawai (Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit, Patlabor 2: The Movie) is handling the music.
Other staff members are as follows:
Yoshino launched the manga in Square Enix's Gangan Online magazine in 2009. Square Enix released the eighth compiled volume in September. Yoshino launched a spinoff manga, titled Handa-kun, in Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine starting in October. Yen Press announced in February that it has licensed the series.
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