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Sparrow's Hotel Anime to Redo Character Designs, Art for DVD Release

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Comedy anime now airing, streaming with character designs by Daisuke Kusakari

The official website for the Sparrow's Hotel anime revealed that when the DVDs for the anime are released, they will be a “director's edition” with completely new art and character designs. The site wrote:

We've had many people wondering what kind of quality the anime would be on DVD since the first episode aired (streamed). We would appreciate you taking another look at our new visuals in the future.

Tetsuji Nakamura (Zatch Bell, Digimon Tamers Movie 6: The Runaway Digimon Express) is directing the series at Dream Creation and Hotline, and Daisuke Kusakari (key animator for Death Note, Penguindrum, Guin Saga) is adapting Satoh's characters for animation. Masakatsu Oomuro (Kamisama Kiss, Yuruyuri) is the sound director at Dax Production.

Yuka Santoh has been drawing the manga in Takeshobo's Manga Life magazine since 2008 (after some one-shot shorts), and Takeshobo will publish the third compiled volume on April 17. The publisher's new Manga Life Storia magazine also launched a manga spinoff last month. The third volume of the manga will be released on Wednesday.

In the comedy anime, Sayuri Satō (voiced by Minori Chihara), the new front desk worker at the Sparrow's Hotel — "the closest hotel to Heaven." Her special features are her large breasts and her assassination skills. She takes down people who cause trouble in the business hotel with those skills, but she is in fact very unskilled when talking to the male hotel manager, and often bites her tongue.

Tamaki Shiokawa (Haruka Nagashima) is the diminutive head of the front desk staff, and Misono-kun (Daisuke Kishio) is the college student who runs the night shift. Shiokawa's older brother is the impeccable young head of operations.

The anime premiered earlier this month, and Crunchyroll is streaming the anime outside Japan.

[Via Yaraon!]

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