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Barakamon Countryside Comedy Anime's 1st Ad Previews Super Beaver's Song

posted on by Egan Loo
Slice-of-life countryside anime debuts on July 5 with Daisuke Ono, Suzuko Hara

Nippon Television began streaming the first commercial for the television anime of Satsuki Yoshino's Barakamon manga on Saturday. The ad features the opening theme song "Rashisa" by SUPER BEAVER.

The slice-of-life comedy manga centers around the ikemen (handsome) 23-year-old calligrapher Seishū Handa, who moves to the remote Gotō Islands off the western coast of Kyushu. Seishū grew up in the city, and the manga chronicles his interactions with the people of the island, who drive tractors on public roads and don't enter through his front door when they visit. On top of that, Seishū's house becomes a hangout for the island's children.

The cast played includes:

Daisuke Ono (Noragami, Magi - The Kingdom of Magic, Attack on Titan) will play the series' lead Seishū Handa

Child voice actress Suzuko Hara will play the role of the 7-year-old co-star Naru Kotoishi.

Nozomi Furuki as Miwa Yamamura

Rumi Ookubo as Tamako Arai (Tama)

Kouki Uchiyama as Hiroshi Kido

Rina Endō as Hina Kubota

Seiya Kimura as Kentarō Ōhama (Kenta)

Megumi Han as Akki

Tanuki Sugino as Yūjirō Kido (Village Chief)

Fumihiko Tachiki as Vice Principal

Junichi Suwabe (Space Dandy, Fate/Stay night, Kuroko's Basketball) as Takasei Kawafuji

Yuuki Kaji (Magi - The Kingdom of Magic, Blood Lad, Accel World) as Kosuke Kanzaki

The countryside comedy series will premiere in Japan on July 5.

Kinema Citrus (Yuyushiki, Code:Breaker) will produce the animation for Nippon TV. Masaki Tachibana (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in The Sky) is directing the series off of Pierre Sugiura's (Yuyushiki, Bottom Biting Bug) scripts. Majiro (Nagareboshi Lens) is handling the character designs, and Kenji Kawai (Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit, Patlabor 2: The Movie) is handling the music.

Other staff members are as follows:

Art Director: Hiroshi Kato
Director of Photography: Yu Wakabayashi
Color Key: Hiromi Miyawaki
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Sound Effects: Eiko Morikawa (Chura Sound)
Calligraphy: Ungai Hara

Yoshino launched the manga in Square Enix's Gangan Online magazine in 2009. Square Enix released the eighth compiled volume in September. Yoshino launched a spinoff manga, titled Handa-kun, in Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine starting in October. Yen Press announced in February that it has licensed the series.

Thanks to Kagayaki for the news tip

Images © Satsuki Yoshino/Square Enix, Barakamon Production Committee

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