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Kumamoto Prefecture's Natsunagu! Anime Premieres on January 6

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official Twitter account for the Kumamoto Prefectural Government's Natsunagu! original television anime revealed on Friday that the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on January 6 and on Kumamoto Broadcasting on January 9. Each episode will be five minutes in length.

The anime's cast includes:

The anime is set in Kumamoto Prefecture, and both the staff and voice cast feature Kumamoto natives. The anime is intended to support the prefecture's rebuilding and revival efforts after the April 2016 earthquakes.

The anime's story follows the coming-of-age of Natsuna Keyaki (romanization not official), a college student in Tokyo who goes to Kumamoto after losing contact with her friend after the 2016 earthquakes. There, she meets individuals with colorful personalities, such as middle school girl Izumi, who begin to light a passion in Natsuna.

Yasuyuki Honda (Kamisama Kiss episode director, Mr. Osomatsu episode animation director) is directing the anime, with Shun Fukudome (Magical Circle Guru-Guru animation producer) producing. Domeshisan is penning the scripts.

Mantan Web describes the anime as the first over-the-air television anime produced by a local government that lasts one quarter of a year.

Source: Natsunagu! anime's Twitter account

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