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Sentai Filmworks Adds Kyoto Animation's Tamako Market

posted on by Egan Loo
12-episode anime to be available through digital outlets on Thursday, home video this year

North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it acquired Kyoto Animation's Tamako Market television anime series. The 12-episode series will be "available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release later this year."

Aya Suzaki (Bakuman., Manyū Hiken-chō, To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness) plays the title heroine Tamako Kitashirakawa, a high-school freshman who is cheerful, spirited, and kind to others. She is the mochi-loving daughter of a mochi (rice cake) shopkeeper in a shopping district and a baton club member.

Naoko Yamada (K-ON!) is directing, and Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, Bakuman.) is in charge of the series scripts. Another K-ON! veteran, Yukiko Horiguchi (Lucky Star), is designing the characters.

Image © Kyoto Animation/Usagiyama Shopping District

Update: Anime Network added that it will premiere the anime on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. EST.

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