News Maaya Sakamoto to Perform Happy Cooking Graffiti Anime's Opening Theme
posted on 2014-11-13 20:00 EST by Kyle Cardine
Maaya Sakamoto's official website with JVC Music announced on Thursday that she will perform the opening theme, "Shiawase Nitsuite Watashi ga Shitteiru Itsutsu no Hōhō" (The five techniques I know for happiness), for the television anime adaptation of Makoto Kawai's four-panel manga Happy Cooking Graffiti (Kōfuku Graffiti).
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 that 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 in January.