Aya Suzaki Leads KyoAni's Tamako Market Cast, Sings Themes
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The Japanese record label Pony Canyon revealed this week that Aya Suzaki (Bakuman., Manyū Hiken-chō, To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness) will play the title heroine Tamako in the Tamako Market television anime. Suzaki will also perform the Kyoto Animation project's opening and ending theme songs, which will go on sale in separate CD maxi singles on January 25.
The story centers on Tamako, a mochi-loving high-school freshman. Tamako's family runs a mochi (rice cake) shop in a certain town's shopping district. She enjoys her high school life with her friends Midori and Kanna in the badminton club. She also helps out at her family's shop and develops new mochi.
Tamako is childhood friends with Mochikura, the son of the neighboring rival mochi shop, but when their fathers meet, they fight like cats and dogs. On her birthday on New Year's Eve, Mochikura is determined to hand her a birthday present that he had not been able to in past years. Then, suddenly, a splendid bird (parrot) appears in the shopping district, and a year like no previous one is about to begin.
Naoko Yamada (K-ON!) is directing, and Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, Bakuman.) is in charge of the series scripts. Another K-ON! veteran, Yukiko Horiguchi (Lucky Star), is designing the characters.
The anime is slated to premiere in Japan in January.