Hisako Kanemoto, Shinichiro Miki Lead Gingitsune Anime's Cast
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Sayori Ochiai's Gingitsune manga revealed on Thursday the anime's main cast, character designs, additional staff, and a new key visual (pictured above).
The main cast and character designs are as follows:
Hisako Kanemoto as Makoto Saeki
Shinichiro Miki as Gintarō
Kensho Ono as Satoru Kamio
Ayumi Fujimura as Haru
The story is set at a small Shinto harvest shrine dating back to the Edo period. Makoto Saeki lives with her father (the head priest of the shrine) and Gintarō, a kitsune (fox spirit) who happens to be a messenger for the gods. Makoto also happens to be the only one who can see the shrine's kitsune. The manga follows the everyday life of Makoto and Gintarō as they act as the go-between for the gods and humans.
Noboru Misawa (Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo) is directing the anime at Diomedea. Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Yukikaze, Rosario + Vampire) is in charge of the series scripts, and Mayuko Matsumoto (animation director on Astarotte's Toy, Squid Girl) and Naomi Ide (Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?) are both designing the characters.
Additional staff members are as follows:
Color Key: Makiko Kojima
Art Director: Masatoshi Muto
Director of Photography: Yasuyuki Itou
Music: Tatsuya Aoki
Sound director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Ochiai launched the manga in Ultra Jump in 2008, and Shueisha published the eighth volume in January. The manga already inspired an audio adaptation (pictured below) in 2010.
Images © Sayori Ochiai / Shueisha, Ginkitsune Production Committee