Sumire Morohoshi, Ai Kakuma to Star in Yoyo to Nene Anime Film
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sumire Morohoshi (Oda Nobuna no Yabō's Himiko, OniAi's Arisa, Princess Jellyfish's Kurara) will voice Yoyo and Ai Kakuma (Campione's Hikari Mariya) will voice Nene.
Takayuki Hirao (Gyo, Futakoi Alternative) is directing the film, and Yuka Shibata (Kimi ni Todoke, Hiyokoi) is handling the character designs and serving as chief animation director. Takuro Takahashi (The Garden of Sinners, Gyo) is serving as assistant director, and Mikako Komatsu (Bodacious Space Pirates, K) will perform the film's theme song.
Morohoshi, Kakuma, and Komatsu will host a staged event at Anime Contents Expo in Japan on March 30.
The "traditional magical fantasy" from the anime studio ufotable (Fate/Zero, Kara no Kyoukai The Garden of Sinners, Tales of Symphonia the Animation) and King Records' Starchild label (Penguindrum, Bodacious Space Pirates) follows sisters who are magical girls: the great Picture Book Level witch Yoyo and the best Practice Book Level witch Nene. Yoyo and Nene live in a forest where they run a famous store for magic spells, and the two are quite skilled despite being young, but for some reason they always cause an uproar.
The studio ufotable announced the project, tentatively known as Majocco Classical at the time, at the Machi Asobi event last October.
Tokuma Shoten is releasing the second compiled volume of Hirarin's Noroiya Shimai Yoyo to Nene sequel manga series on March 13. Tokuma Shoten published the original one-volume Noroiya Shimai manga series in 2008. Both series ran in the publisher's Monthly Comic Ryu magazine, and another sequel series, Noroiya Secret, will premiere in Monthly Comic Ryu's June issue on April 19.
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Image © Monogatari Kankyō Kaihatsu/Tokuma Shoten, Majocco Shimai no Yoyo to Nene Production Committee