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Francesca (TV)

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Alternative title:
Francesca: Girls Be Ambitious
フランチェスカ (Japanese)
Genres: comedy, fantasy
Themes: idols, zombies
Plot Summary: Exorcist works in Hokkaido to exterminate all of the zombies that have been plaguing the land. However, although she can handle the perverted Takuboku Ishikawa, she finds herself at a loss when faced with the revived Shinsengumi. Within the chaos, she finds herself having to borrow the help of undead idol Francesca and her dog Franken.
Running time: 12 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 24
Episode titles: We have 24
Vintage: 2014-07-06
Ending Theme:
"Sasayaki wa 'Crescendo'" (囁きは'Crescendo'; "A Whisper Is a 'Crescendo'") by Yui Makino
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Hitoshi Kumagai
Kanichi Katou (4 episodes
eps 13, 15, 20-21

Misaki Morie (7 episodes
eps 3, 6, 8, 14, 17, 19, 22

Toshimitsu Takeuchi (13 episodes
eps 1-2, 4-5, 7, 9-12, 16, 18, 23-24

Keiko Oyamada (eps 13, 15, 18)
Yuichiro Yano (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 6, 8

Original Concept:
Hitoshi Kumagai
Mayuka Hataki
3D CG Production: Shinji Kanbayashi
Animation: Akira Kishida
Animation producer: Kōhei Itō
Assistant producer:
Sōichirō Sugiyama
Takuya Okada
Editing Assistant: Midori Horiba
Finish Animation: Akira Kishida
Key Animation: Rurina Igami
Main Writer: Toshimitsu Takeuchi
Photography: Akira Kishida
Production Committee: Nao Udagawa (Bandai Namco Games)
Production Desk: Hitoshi Kumagai
Production Progression: Chihiro Ishikawa
Setting Production: Hitoshi Kumagai
Sound Assistance: Rio Mitsuyama
Sound Production Manager: Yūsuke Watanabe
Theme Song Performance: Yui Makino
Title Logo Design: Takuya Okada
Yui Makino as Francesca

Ami Naitō as Tetsunosuke Ichimura
Asami Tano as Exorcist
Daisuke Nagumo as Nobori Nakajima
Hiroki Takahashi as Toshizō Hijikata
Jin Urayama as Dr. W.S. Clark
Kanomi Izawa as Chieko Tachibana
Katsuya Miyamoto as Kai Shimada
Kenji Hamada as Inazō Nitobe
Noriaki Sugiyama as Ishikawa Takuboku
Saki Kudō as Koyakko
Tarusuke Shingaki as Kazue Sōma
Tomofumi Ikezoe as Franken

Ami Naitō as Heiko Nara (ep 15)
Kōtarō Nishiyama as
Boyfriend (ep 1)
Lackey A (ep 2)
Officer A (eps 4-5)
Marie Ōi as
Announcer (ep 5)
Girlfriend (ep 1)
Heitarō Nara (ep 15)
Indian Corn Saleswoman (ep 2)
Satoshi Hino as Minamoto no Yoshitsune (ep 13)
Shinji Kawada as Heikichi Nara (ep 15)
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