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Kenji Nakamura's Tsuritama Anime Cast, Staff Announced (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
A-1 Pictures animates 4 idiosyncratic island youths (Ryota Ohsaka, Miyu Irino, Kōki Uchiyama, Tomokazu Sugita)

The official website for tsuritama, the latest project from director Kenji Nakamura (Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales, Mononoke, Kūchū Buranko, C), formally opened and began streaming a promotional video on Friday which is available to the right. The site also announced the cast and staff of the anime.

The SF (seishun/adolescent fishing) story is set on the island of Enoshima in the Shōnan area south of Tokyo, and it follows four idiosyncratic youths: the one-quarter French, uncommunicative high school student Yuki (Ryota Ohsaka), the fishing enthusiast and self-proclaimed alien Haru (Miyu Irino), the island native Natsuki (Kōki Uchiyama), and the mysterious Indian Akira (Tomokazu Sugita) with his constant duck companion TAPIOCA.

Yûichi Takahashi (Macross Frontier, Iron Vendetta) is adapting the original character designs by Atsuya Uki (Cencoroll). Toshiya Ono (Suite Precure, Eiga Suite Precure: Torimodose! Kokoro ga Tsunagu Kiseki no Melody) is in charge of the scripts. Kuricorder Quartet (Allison & Lillia) is composing the music, and the studio A-1 Pictures is animating the project.

The series will premiere on Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina timeslot in April.

Update: YouTube version of promotional video added.

Source: Anime!Anime!

Image © tsuritama partners

Update: More information added.

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