P.A. Works's 1st Tari Tari Anime Promo Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
TV series directed by Layton film's Hashimoto to premiere in July

The official website for the Tari Tari television anime series began streaming a two-minute promotional video on Thursday. The video introduces the anime's main characters and reveals that the series will premiere in Japan in July.

The story centers around five Japanese high school students who are too young to be called adults, but who no longer think of themselves as children. Wakana Sakai (Ayahi Takagaki) once took music lessons, but she withdrew from music after losing her mother. Konatsu Miyamoto (Asami Seto) is a positive-thinking girl who loves singing and spends time after school at the vocal music club. Sawa Okita (Saori Hayami) is a spirited archery club member who dreams of becoming a horse rider. Taichi Tanaka (Nobunaga Shimazaki) is a chronically late badminton team member who lives with his college student sister. "Wiin" (Natsuki Hanae) just transfered into Wakana's class after 12 years abroad in Australia. Music brings Wakana, Konatsu, Sawa and the others together into an ensemble during their last summer in high school.

P.A. Works (Hana-Saku Iroha, Another) will animate the series based on an original work by Evergreen. Masakazu Hashimoto (Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, episode director for Fullmetal Alchemist) will direct the series and handle the series composition.

Producer Takayuki Nagatani had revealed the Tari Tari project at his company Infinite in January. He noted then that Akiba's Trip game character designer tanu is designing the original characters of Tari Tari. Kanami Sekiguchi (Hana-Saku Iroha, True Tears) will adapt tanu's designs for animation and will serve and chief animation director. Shiroh Hamaguchi (One Piece, Hana-Saku Iroha, Rosario + Vampire) will handle the show's music.

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