Inzai City's Inzai Aru Aru Monogatari Fantasy PR Anime Debuts
posted on by Kim Morrissy
Inzai City in Chiba Prefecture is trying to stand out among all the other towns in Japan using anime to promote themselves. The city released the Inzai Aru Aru Monogatari net anime on Friday; the story features a prominent fantasy theme, a rarity among anime tourism ads.
The 18-minute long anime is part of the city's "Make Inzai Original" project, which calls for promotional content suggestions from Inzai citizens.
The anime is based on Yūhi Nakamura's Inzai Aru Aru 11-chapter four-panel manga, which launched in 2019, and is a promotional manga for the city. The story centers on a 10-year-old girl named Shirushi Nishizumi who lives in the city, and the alien she meets after it crash lands in Inzai. The alien needs "Aru Aru Energy" to be able to power back up its spaceship.
The cast includes:
- Kaori Ishihara as Shirushi Nishizumi
- Ayasa Itō as Aru
- Yuiko Tatsumi as Rinna
- Misaki Suzuki as tomomi
- Arisa Nakada as Hiroshi
- Miki Yakata as Yūta
- Tetsuhiro Ikeda as Masuo
- Nana Inoue as Minami
- Tomomichi Nishimura as Yūta's Grandpa