Ayana Taketatsu to Perform Denki-Gai no Honya-san Anime's Opening Theme

posted on 2014-08-03 02:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Bookstore comedy about manga shop employees to premiere in October

The September issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Flapper magazine is revealing on Tuesday that Ayana Taketatsu will perform the opening theme song for the television anime adaptation of Asato Mizu's Denki-Gai no Honya-san (Electric Town Bookstore Worker) manga. Additionally, denk!girls — a unit made up of voice actresses Natsumi Takamori, Minami Tsuda, Ayana Taketatsu, and Mai Aizawa — will perform the ending theme.

The show's main cast includes:

  • Natsumi Takamori as Hiotan
  • Minami Tsuda as Sensei
  • Ayana Taketatsu as Fu Girl
  • Mai Aizawa as Kameko
  • Yu Kobayashi as G Men
  • Satomi Satou as Tsumorin
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kantoku
  • Takahiro Tomita as Sommelier
  • Ryota Ohsaka as Umio

Masafumi Sato (Saint October) is directing the series at Shin-Ei Animation with supervision by Makoto Moriwaki (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes director). Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Princess Resurrection, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes) is handling the series composition, and Yurie Kuniyuki (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dai-Ni-Maku animation director) is serving as both character designer and chief animation director. Takuya Hiramitsu (Library War, The Prince of Tennis II) is serving as sound director, Hiroshi Takaki (AKB0048, Tytania, HappinessCharge PreCure!) is composing the music, and Pony Canyon is handling the music production.

The anime will premiere in October on BS11 and Tokyo MX TV.

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 on May 23.

[Via 0takomu]

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