'Heart-Filled' Shinto Anime Gingitsune Previewed in TV Ad
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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, Cardcaptor 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 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. 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.