Natsumi Takamori Leads Denki-Gai no Honya-san Anime Cast
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The August issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Flapper magazine is announcing the main cast members for the television anime of Asato Mizu's Denki-gai no Honya-san (Electric Town Bookstore Worker) manga on Saturday. Most of the cast is reprising their roles from the 2013 drama CD.
The cast includes:
- Natsumi Takamori as Hiotan
- Minami Tsuda as Sensei
- Ayana Taketatsu as Fu Girl (played by Mako in the drama CD)
- Mai Aizawa as Kameko
- Yū Kobayashi as G Men
- Satomi Satou as Tsumorin
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kantoku
- Takahiro Tomita as Sommelier (played by Tomokazu Sugita in the drama CD)
- Ryota Ohsaka as Umio
The magazine announced the anime's main staff members last month:
- Director: Masafumi Sato (Saint October)
- Supervision: Makoto Moriwaki (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes director)
- Series Composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Princess Resurrection, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes)
- Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Yurie Kuniyuki (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dai-Ni-Maku animation director)
- Sound Director: Takuya Hiramitsu (Library War, The Prince of Tennis II)
- Music Production: Pony Canyon
- Animation Production: Shin-Ei Animation
The anime is slated to premiere this fall.
The "youthful bookstore comedy" revolves around the folks who work in a manga shop deep in a certain "Electric Town" neighborhood. ("Denki-Gai" or "Electric Town" is a popular name for shopping areas that specialize or used to specialize in electric and electronic items, like Tokyo's Akihabara.) The protagonist Umio works part-time at "BOOKS Umanohone" along with his senior at work (but not in age) Hiotan. As many dedicated manga fans visit the store, there is always something going on.
Mizu launched the manga in Monthly Comic Flapper in 2011, and Kadokawa's Media Factory shipped the seventh compiled volume in Japan this past May.
Update: Ryota Ohsaka's name corrected. Thanks, phoenixalia
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