News Hiiro no Kakera Anime's Staff, Cast, Date Listed
posted on 2011-12-19 16:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Idea Factory's Hiiro no Kakera romance game revealed the anime's staff, cast, and premiere date on Monday. The anime will premiere in April 2012 on Yomiuri TV, Tokyo MX, and other stations.
Bob Shirohata (Hetalia - Axis Powers, Gravitation) will direct the series at Studio DEEN. Yoshiko Nakamura (Hakuōki, Junjō Romantica) will script the series, and Naoyuki Onda (Gantz, Berserk Ōgon Jidai-Hen I: Haō no Tamago) will adapt Yone Kazuki's (Hakuōki) original character designs and serve as the chief animation director.
The cast for the original game, aside from the protagonist, are reprising their roles for the anime series. The cast is as follows:
- Marie Miyake as Tamaki Kasuga
- Kousuke Okano as Mahiro Atori
- Tomokazu Sugita as Takuma Onizaki
- Daisuke Hirakawa as Suguru Ōmi
- Daisuke Namikawa as Yūichi Komura
- Hiroki Shimowada as Shinji Inukai
The first Hiiro no Kakera otome game (game for female players) shipped in Japan in 2006, and there have been three follow-up games since. The original game centered around Tamaki Kasuga, a 17-year-old high school girl. When her parents have to go overseas for work, Tamaki moves to her mother's hometown in the mountains with her grandmother. On the day that Tamaki arrives at the village, she encounters strange creatures, only to be saved by a mysterious boy. The boy, Takuma Onizaki, is the first of five Guardians of the Tamayohime that Tamaki meets.
[Via Uri-Sure Matome+]