Saitama Prefecture Makes The Four Seasons Net Anime

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Tourism shorts to feature local attractions, include subs in 5 languages

The official website for central Japan's Saitama Prefecture announced on Friday that it will release the original net anime (ONA) The Four Seasons on Wednesday. Saitama Prefecture will stream the promotional series' 7-minute episodes on its Chokotabi Saitama tourism website and other video-streaming services.

Every episode will include a five-minute story segment that will showcase the prefecture in spring, summer, fall, or winter. Following each story, a two-minute explanation segment will include instructions on how to travel to featured areas from Tokyo by train.

Episodes will include the love story "Sakura no Omoide," the gag comedy story "Saitama Kōkō Hōsō-bu ~Natsu no Kankō Annai~," the fantasy story "Yūsha Higan to Hime-sama no Bōken," and the family story "Winter sweet home." The anime's four episodes will be available in Japanese with subtitles in Japanese, English, Chinese (traditional and simplifed), Korean, and French. Eight people living or working in Saitama were selected from 223 applicants to voice act in the series.

Last spring, the prefecture also released the promotional four-episode ONA Kankō Taisen Saitama ~Sakuya no Tatakai~ (Tourism War Saitama ~Evening Battle~), which highlights more than 50 tourist destinations throughout Saitama. Anime such as Lucky Star, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai., and Crayon Shin-chan have featured locations in Saitama Prefecture.

Source: Sankei Shimbun via Yaraon!

Image © 2009-2011 Saitama Prefecture

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