Yukari Tamura, Satomi Satou Join Kin-iro Mosaic Cast

posted on 2013-05-18 20:10 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
5 main voice actresses to sing opening, ending themes for July TV anime

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Yui Hara's four-panel comedy manga Kin-iro Mosaic (Golden Mosaic) updated on Friday with additional cast members.

Yukari Tamura (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha's Nanoha, Kanon's Mai Kawasumi) plays Isami Oomiya, Shinobu's big sister who is a fashion model.

Satomi Satou (Fairy Tail's Wendy, K-ON!'s Ritsu Tainaka) as Sakura Karasuma, Shinobu's English teacher

The website also announced on Thursday that the five main voice cast members Asuka Nishi (Shinobu Ōmiya), Manami Tanaka (Alice Cartelet), Risa Taneda (Aya Komichi), Nao Tōyama (Karen Kujō), and Yumi Uchiyama (Yōko Inokuma) will perform the opening theme song "Jumping!!" and ending theme "Your Voice" as the new group Rhodanthe*.

Tensho (Rewrite's opening animation director, designs) will be directing the anime at Studio Gokumi (NAKAIMO - My Little Sister Is Among Them!, Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge) from scripts by Yuniko Ayana (Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl, Bakuman.). Kazuyuki Ueda (NAKAIMO - My Little Sister Is Among Them! chief animation director) will be handling the character designs.

The original manga's story begins with Shinobu, a 15-year-old, seemingly "pure Japanese" girl who actually did a homestay in Great Britain. Even after coming back to Japan, she still misses her time overseas. One day, an air mail letter arrives from Alice, the girl in Shinobu's host family in Great Britain. The letter reads, "Shinobu, I'm coming to Japan!" The "Japanese/British girls' mixed comedy" follows the lives of Shinobu, Alice, and other girls from both Japan and Great Britain.

Hara launched the manga in Manga Time Kirara Max in 2010, and Houbunsha published the second compiled book volume this past April. Tokyopop published Hara's The Witch of Artemis (Hoshi no Witch) in North America.

The comedy anime will premiere on television in Japan in July.

[Via NicoTube Anime, Saishin Anime Jōhō]

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