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Petit Milady's Onsen Yōsei Hakone-chan Theme Song Detailed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website of Petit milady, the singing unit featuring Aoi Yūki and Ayana Taketatsu, revealed on their official website on Sunday that the title of their fifth single will be "Hakone Hakoiri Musume" (The Sheltered Girl Hakone). They will contribute the song as the opening theme for the upcoming television anime adaptation of Daisuke Yui's Onsen Yōsei Hakone-chan (Young Hot Spring Spirit Hakone-chan) manga.

The website further noted that the single is slated for release on October 21. The CD single will contain a serial number that will give the owner preference in ticketing for Petit milady's second live concert in the Ariake Coliseum on December 6. The website also noted that Petit milady will host an event on November 8 that will commemorate the single's launch.

The Onsen Yōsei Hakone-chan "warm slapstick hot spring comedy" takes place in the Japanese resort town of Hakone, and it follows Hakone-chan, a hot spring spirit who descended to a spa resort on Earth. However, with her long slumber, she looks like a little girl on the outside. (The "Yōsei" in the title is a wordplay on the Japanese words for fairy and a young child.) The high school boy Toya stumbles across her at a hot spring and ends up joining Hakone-chan in retrieving her original powers.

The previously announced cast includes:

Saki Ono (Himegoto's President Unko) as Hakone-chan, one of the seven spirits of Hakone


Taishi Murata (Baby Steps' Eiichiro Maruo, Aldnoah.Zero's Calm) as Toya, the son of the owners of a steamed buns shop in the hot spring quarter of Hakone


Yūki Kuwahara (Himegoto's Hime, Freezing Vibration's Rattle) as Miya, another hot spring spirit and one of the seven spirits of Hakone


M.A.O (School-Live! As Yūri, Durarara!!×2 Shō's Vorona) as Haruna, the daughter of the owners of a Japanese-style inn


Ayaka Asai (Sound! Euphonium's Hazuki Katō) as Aki, Haruna's younger sister


Aoi Yūki (Madoka Magica's Madoka, Gangsta.'s Nina) as Goura, a Hakone hot spring spirit


Ayana Taketatsu (Dog Days' Eclair, Sword Art Online's Suguha) as Ashinoko, a Hakone hot spring spirit


Takeyuki Yanase (Himegoto) is directing the anime at Asahi Production and Production Reed. Korie Tomonaga (writer on Soreike! Anpanman, Funassyi no Funafunafuna Hiyori) and Momoko Murakami (writer on Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream, Futsū no Joshikōsei ga Locodol Yattemita) are in charge of the series scripts. Yanase and Masaaki Sakurai (Nisekoi, Survival Game Club!) share the chief animation director role, and Yanase is also designing the characters. Petit milady (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II), the singing unit featuring Aoi Yūki and Ayana Taketatsu, will perform the show's opening theme song.

The anime series will premiere in October and run for 13 episodes on Animax, Teletama (TV Saitama), tvk, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and other stations.

Yui launched the manga in Aplix's Comic Metor website in 2012, and Holp published the second compiled book volume in April 2014. Comic Meteor reposted the first three chapters to celebrate the announcement of the television anime. Hakone is the real-life locale inspiration for many anime such as Evangelion and Initial D.

Images © 2015 Daisuke Yui / Comic Meteor / Hakone-chan Production Committee

[Via MoCa News]


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