Lucky Star Spinoff Miyakawa-ke no Kūfuku's Cast Revealed
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The official website for the anime adaptation of Kagami Yoshimizu's Lucky Star spinoff manga Miyakawa-ke no Kūfuku (The Miyakawa Family's Hunger) announced the cast on Monday. Many of the lead roles are being voiced by new talent, but four Lucky Star cast members are also reprising their roles:
- Kotoe Kawasaki as Hikage Miyakawa
- Marina Shimagata as Hinata Miyakawa
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kazuhiko Osawa
- Natsume Yamada as Marina Koike
- Aya Hirano as Konata Izumi
- Emiri Katō as Kagami Hiiragi
- Kaori Fukuhara as Tsukasa Hiiragi
- Hiromi Konno as Akira Kogami
Other voices will be revealed later.
Yutaka Yamamoto or "Yamakan" (Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens, episodes of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star) is directing the anime at his studio Ordet and Encourage Films. Takeshi Yasuda and Hiroaki Takeuchi planned and developed the project in collaboration with Touyou Ikeda. Touko Machida (Lucky Star, The IDOLM@STER) is overseeing the series scripts, and Mamoru Ikeya designed the characters.
Ken'ichi Maeyamada (songs in Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts , Nichijou - My Ordinary Life, Bodacious Space Pirates) is composing the music. The opening theme song "Kachigumi" is credited to Konata Izumi and Kagami Hiiragi, while the ending theme song "Makegumi" is credited to Hinata and Hikage Miyakawa.
The original manga is based on the Lucky Star Moe Drill game series. It centers around big sister Hinata Miyakawa and little sister Hikage Miyakawa's impoverished daily life at home (due to Hinata's wasteful habits) and Hikage's life at elementary school.
The anime will begin streaming on the Ustream service on April 29 at 9:00 p.m. in Japan. A Miyakawa-ke no Chara Come Radio show will also premiere on Ustream on April 15 at 9:00 p.m. The anime's website previews the designs and posted a new color four-panel manga marking the release of the anime.
Image © Kagami Yoshimizu, Kadokawa Shoten/Harapeko