Sentai Filmworks Adds Gingitsune Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
2013 series about a girl and a fox spirit streamed on Crunchyroll
Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that it has licensed the television anime adaptation of Sayori Ochiai's Gingitsune (Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods) manga. The company plans to release the series digitally and on home video.
Sentai Filmworks describes the series:
Although Makoto Saeki's life is quiet, it's anything but ordinary! As the 15th successor to the Saeki Shrine, Makoto is gifted with the ability to see spirits of all sorts. But there's one spirit in particular who has been at Makoto's side since childhood— Gintarō, the huge silver fox who's occupied her family's shrine for over 350 years! With a love for oranges and a gruff demeanor, Gintarō serves as both messenger of the gods and guardian of the Saeki family shrine. When Gintarō's not lazing about or napping, he's reluctantly helping Makoto tell the fortunes of classmates and providing wisdom as necessary. But with other spirits in the area who need just as much, if not more, help than their human counterparts, Makoto and Gintarō always have their hands full helping out those in need!
Noboru Misawa (Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo) directed the anime at diomedéa. Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Yukikaze, Rosario + Vampire) was in charge of the series scripts, and Mayuko Matsumoto (animation director on Astarotte's Toy, Squid Girl) and Naomi Ide (Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?) both designed the characters.
Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in 2013.