Anime Spotlight - Gugure! Kokkuri-san

by Anthony Foronda,

Broadcast Begins October 2014 (JST)

Key Staff

Director:Yoshimasa Hiraike
(AKB0048 (TV), Wagnaria!! (TV), Amagami SS (TV) )
Character Design:Miwa Oshima
(Baka and Test- Summon the Beast (TV), Koihime Muso (TV)

Introduction

An extraordinary fluffy comedy woven by the animals that possess the daydreaming girl Kohina one after another!

Story

Kokkuri-san, Kokkuri-san, please come hither...

It is a forbidden game. You must never do it by yourself, because Kokkuri-san may actually come by and possess you –

Kohina Ichimatsu, the self-proclaimed doll, called out the fox ghost Kokkuri-san with a suspicious incantation! But it was a story of the past where Kokkuri-san was able to answer any question you had. Nowadays, it relies on a certain search engine, but is actually bad at anything digital. He was going to possess Kohina, but got worried about her living all alone and devotes himself to do chores as if he was her mother. On top of that, the dog ghost Inugami who is infatuated with Kohina and the old good-for-nothing supernatural raccoon dogShigaraki decide to root themselves with her, so Kokkuri-san's troubles become tripled!? An extraordinary fluffy comedy woven by a daydreaming girl and three animals that are sometimes handsome, and sometimes furballs!

Characters

Kohina Ichimatsu
VA:Ryo Hirohashi

A daydreaming girl who set her own character as a “doll” who doesn't get rattled by anything. She toys with Kokkuri-san with heartless words. Her source of energy are instant noodles.

A greeting from Kohina: “I am a doll, so I don't have a heart.” “At the bottom of a cup of instant noodles is love...”

Kokkuri-san/Fox
VA:Daisuke Ono

A self-proclaimed handsome ghost of a fox. Living in Kohina's house, and how he carries on with all household chores is almost as if he was her mother. The word to never mention is “middle-aged woman”.

A greeting from Kokkuri-san: “You want me to turn you into a real human!?” “You're in your growth spurt, you can't subsist off meals like this!!”

Inugami/Dog
VA:Takahiro Sakurai

The ghost of a dog filled with anti-social skills and worldly desires. Forcing an eternal love and loyalty to Kohina, but is super-perverted and can't stop fantasizing. Gender is unknown.

A greeting from Inugami: “I am Lady Kohina's stalker.” “I know everything about my master.”

Shigaraki/Tanuki
VA: Joji Nakata

A supernatural tanuki drowning himself in booze, tobacco, women, and gambling. A long-time acquaintance of Kokkuri-san. A perverted old man who is okay with any woman, and is a seasoned NEET.

A greeting from Shigaraki: “This old man wants to stay a pro at being unemployed.” “Fox, lend me some money!”

Tama/Cat
VA: Yukana

The poster-girl for the sweets shop Nenneko-Tei, and the ghost of a cat. It showers love onto a freaky doll, and forcefully tries to get a hold of Kohina. Every sentence ends with “nya”.

A greeting from Tama: “Taking that doll, nya!” “I wonder how it's made on the inside, nyaaa!!!”

Jimeko
VA:Hisako Kanemoto

Kohina's classmate and self-proclaimed bully who is after the position of her soulmate. Gets stage fright, and inadvertently insults people. A tsun-dere character who has never had a friend her entire life.

A greeting from Jimeko: “I don't need friends!!!” “Don't get me wrong!” “Ohohoho, serves you right.”

Yamamoto-kun
VA:Kazutomi Yamamoto

Kohina's classmate with big, bright eyes. He looks like an alien life form, but he denies this allegation. His personality doesn't let him lie, so he has trouble in all sorts of ways.

A greeting from Yamamoto-kun : “We (Yamamoto) is an Earthling-” “Space? Stop with the false accusation” “O—N--E--” “Put this chip into the brain.....”

Tengu

A gay pedophile tengu that is extremely fond of pick-up lines and cute boys under the age of seven. Being a god of the mountains, he sometimes provides valuable information. He has an inferiority complex concerning his face, so his mask is a must-have item.

A greeting from Tengu: “Lolitas get out of my way!!!” “I just want to fall in love♥” “I just want to raise a little boy to my tastes.”

Cast

Kohina Ichimatsu
Ryo Hirohashi
Kokkuri-san
Daisuke Ono
Inugami
Takahiro Sakurai
Shigaraki
Joji Nakata

Staff

Original story
Midori Endo (published in SQUARE ENIX's GAN GAN JOKER)
Director/Screenplay
Yoshimasa Hiraike
Charcter design/Chief animation director
Miwa Oshima
Color design
Yuri Suzuki
Art director
Akiko Kikuchi
Filming director
Tomoyuki Shiokawa
Editing
Kentaro Tsubone
Sound director
Yota Tsuruoka
Music
Hajime Hyakkoku
Music production
KADOKAWA Media Factory
Animation production
TMS Entertainment





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