Anime Spotlight - HINAMATSURI

by ANN Staff,
Broadcast starts on April 6th, 2018

Key Staff

Director: Kei Oikawa
(Minami-ke: Okaeri (TV), Minami-ke: Betsubara (OAV), My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! (TV), Uma Musume Pretty Derby (TV))
Series Composition: Keiichirō Ōchi
(La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky (TV), Jinsei - Life Consulting (TV))
Character Design: Kanetoshi Kamimoto
(Dagashi Kashi (TV), So I Can't Play H (TV))









Story

A comedy taking place in an urban setting revolving around a yakuza and a psychic!

Yoshifumi Nitta is an intelligent member of the Ashikawa yakuza family. He had spent his days with his beloved clan members living a life of leisure as a bachelor until a girl who was hidden inside a mysterious object appears in front of him. Threatened by this girl named Hina, he ends up living in the same house with her! Whether it be at school or anywhere related to the yakuza, Hina does whatever she wants and causes chaos. This makes Nitta hold his head in his hands in frustration, but because of his doting personality, he always ends up cleaning up after her. What's going to happen to Nitta's life? The dangerous but peaceful days of a nice outlaw and a selfish psychic begin!

Character Names & Descriptions & Seiyuu

Hina

Voice: Takako Tanaka

A mysterious girl who lives at the Nitta home. She has the ability to move things with her large amount of will. She lives a normal life as the daughter of the Nittas without any real problems. It's hard to know what she's thinking because of her expressionless face, but she loves ikura more than anything.

Yoshifumi Nitta

Voice: Yoshiki Nakajima

A young member of the Ashikawa yakuza group. He's an intelligent yakuza member with the intelligence to run multiple companies, making him a respected existence to his fellow organization members. He was living an enjoyable life as a bachelor, but now gets treated by others as a divorcee with a child because of Hina's arrival. He's actually quite the pushover who tends getting caught up in troublesome situations.

Anzu

Voice: Rie Murakawa

A girl sent from the organization in order to get rid of Hina. She has the same powers as Hina. She's naïve when it comes to society and is quick to lose her temper, but she's actually kind and expressive. Her life isn't going very well because of her clumsiness, which leads her to becoming homeless.

Hitomi Mishima

Voice: Kaede Hondo

Hina's classmate at her middle school who also serves as her protector. She works as a bartender at Utako's bar at night. She has a tendency to get wrapped up in the problems of others, and she often gets relied on by adults. A superwoman who completes all tasks thrown her way.

Utako

Voice: Yoko Hikasa

The manager of the bar "Little Song." Nitta has feelings for her, but she skillfully dodges his advances. An honest, open, and caring woman, she can also be very forceful when it comes to her work. However, she sometimes throws her bar-tending work out the window so she can laze around.

Mao

Voice: Ari Ozawa

A girl from the organization summoned by Ikaruga. She has met Hina and Anzu, and can use the same powers as them. For some reason, she is doing survival training on a deserted island after she ended up there. She has a tendency to get lonely, and has a habit of talking to dolls.

Wakagashira

Voice: Takeshi Koyama

The young leader of the Ashikawa group. He's quick to jump to assumptions, and doesn't treat his workers very well. He does recognize Nitta's talents, but sometimes uses him as a pawn to wipe out those who oppose his faction.

Sabu

Voice: Kengo Kawanishi

Nitta's underling who loves booze and gambling. He usually expresses most of his thoughts without thinking, and his tendency to jump to conclusions often gets him in trouble.

Cast

Hina
Takako Tanaka
Yoshifumi Nitta
Yoshiki Nakajima
Anzu
Rie Murakawa
Hitomi Mishima
Kaede Hondo
Utako
Yōko Hikasa
Mao
Ari Ozawa
Wakagashira
Takeshi Koyama
Sabu
Kengo Kawanishi

Staff

Original creator
Masao Ohtake ("HINAMATSURI" published by KADOKAWA)
Director
Kei Oikawa
Series Composition
Keiichirō Ōchi
Character Design / Chief Animation Director
Kanetoshi Kamimoto
Assistant Director
Katsura Matsubara
Key Animation
Kuniaki Masuda, Ryō Araki, Tetsuya Takeuchi
Art Director
Shunichiro Yoshihara
Art Setting
Kaoru Aoki
Background Art
Bihou, Inc.
Color design
You Iwaida
Director of Photography
Yuuta Nakamura
Editing
Daisuke Hiraki
Sound Director
Satoshi Motoyama
Sound Production
Magic Capsule
Music
Yasuhiro Misawa
Music Production
Nippon Columbia
Animation Production
feel.
Production
"HINAMATSURI" Production Partners
Theme Song Performance:
"Distance" by Rie Murakawa (OP)
"Sake to Ikura to 893 to Musume" by Yoshiki Nakajima (ED)

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