News Yu Kobayashi, Ai Nonaka Join Happy Cooking Graffiti Anime Cast
posted on 2014-12-06 14:40 EST by Karen Ressler
The official website for the the upcoming television anime of Makoto Kawai's four-panel manga Happy Cooking Graffiti (Kōfuku Graffiti) announced on Friday that Yu Kobayashi and Ai Nonaka will join the cast as Tsuyuko and Akira Michiko, respectively.
In addition the website unveiled a new key visual and announced that the anime will premiere on TBS on January 8.
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, and Naoyuki Tatsuwa (Nisekoi, Katteni Kaizō) will direct. Mari Okada (Selector Infected Wixoss, AKB0048) will be in charge of series composition, Kazuya Shiotsuki (Nisekoi chief animation director, Madoka Magica animation director) will design the characters. Toshiki Kameyama will serve as sound director and Flying Dog will be in charge of music.
Rina Satou and Asuka Ōgame will perform the ending theme "Egao ni Naru" (Put on a smile) as their characters Ryō and Kirin. Maaya Sakamoto will perform the opening theme "Shiawase Nitsuite Watashi ga Shitteiru Itsutsu no Hōhō" (The five techniques I know for happiness).
The series will also star:
Asuka Ōgame (Vividred Operation, Kokoro Connect) as Kirin Morino
Mikako Komatsu (Nisekoi, K) as Shiina
Yuka Iguchi will play Yuki Uchiki.
Images © Makoto Kawai, Houbunsha/Kōfuku Graffiti Production Committee