Rina Satou, Asuka Ōgame, Mikako Komatsu Star in Happy Cooking Graffiti Anime

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Madoka Magica, Monogatari's Akiyuki Shinbo will direct at Shaft

The official Twitter account for Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara magazines announced the lead cast, staff, and premiere date for the television anime adaptation of Makoto Kawai's four-panel manga Happy Cooking Graffiti (Kōfuku Graffiti) on Saturday.

The series will star Rina Satou (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, A Certain Scientific Railgun S) as Ryō Machiko, Asuka Ōgame (Vividred Operation, Kokoro Connect) as Kirin Morino, and Mikako Komatsu (Nisekoi, K) as Shiina.

The story follows Ryō, a middle school girl who lives by herself. She has a knack for cooking, and she makes friendships with everyone through her food. The cooking manga is "full of detailed cuisine art to whet the appetite and slightly erotic meal scenes." The "kōfuku" in the title is a wordplay on two Japanese homonyms — one which means "happiness," and another that means "appetite."

Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Monogatari series director Akiyuki Shinbo will helm Happy Cooking Graffiti as chief director at Shaft. Mari Okada (Selector Infected Wixoss, AKB0048) will be in charge of series composition and Kazuya Shiotsuki (Nisekoi chief animation director, Madoka Magica animation director) will design the characters.

The series will premiere this winter.

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