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'Heart-Filled' Shinto Anime Gingitsune Previewed in TV Ad

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Hisako Kanemoto stars as shrine girl who helps people with fox spirit messenger

TV Tokyo streamed a television commercial for the upcoming Fall anime Gingitsune on Thursday. The main character, Makoto Saeki (Hisako Kanemoto), narrates the video.

Makoto is the heiress to a shrine that was built in honor of Inari. Even though her father manages the shrine, Inari's messenger, Gintarō (Shinichiro Miki), suddenly appears in her life marking her as the true successor. Gintarō is lazy and unmotivated, but has the power to help people. The series is described as a "heart-filled fantasy" as Makoto and Gintarō help people who come to the shrine and make new friends.

The manga already inspired an audio adaptation in 2010. That version featured voice actress Kanae Itō as Makoto and voice actor Toshihiko Seki as Makoto's father. Toshihiko Seki was cast in the anime, however he is the voice of Shōhei Amamoto.

The voice cast includes:

Hisako Kanemoto as Makoto Saeki, the second-year high school student whose family has watched over the shrine for 15 generations

Shinichiro Miki as Gintarō, the messenger to the gods

Toshihiko Seki as Tatsuo Saeki, Makoto's father

Ami Koshimizu as Hiwako Funabashi, Makoto's classmate

Chinatsu Akasaki as Yumi Ikegami, Makoto's classmate

Ayumi Fujimura as Haru

Kensho Ono as Satoru Kamio

Kazuhiko Inoue (Naruto, Case Closed) as Kinjirō

Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) as Seishirō Kirishima

Hirofumi Nojima (Shakugan no Shana, Hunter x Hunter) as Shinichi Yoshizumi

Tomokazu Seki (Fate/Zero, Card Captor Sakura) as Shōhei Amamoto

Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine is announced in April that the television anime adaptation of Sayori Ochiai's Gingitsune manga had been green-lit. Ochiai launched the manga in Ultra Jump in 2008, and Shueisha published the eighth volume in January.

Noboru Misawa (Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo) is directing the anime at diomedéa. 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. The musical group fhána (The Eccentric Family ending theme) will perform the opening theme.

The series will begin airing on TV Tokyo at 1:05 a.m. on October 6 (effectively early morning on October 7). The show will also run on the TV Osaka, TV Aichi, and AT-X stations.

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