Kurage no Shokudō Short Anime Slated for Spring

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Hiromi Taniguchi directs, designs characters for OVA starring Satomi Koorogi, Masaya Matsukaze

Kodansha's official website for Miyako Aoyama's serialized light novel series Kurage no Shokudō (literally, Jellyfish Restaurant) announced that the anime adaptation will be an original video anime (OVA). The cast completed recording their roles on December 2 and the anime will be released in a DVD and Blu-ray box set in the spring.

In the story, the protagonist Yōtarō Misaki (played by Customi-Z's Goro Kurihara) finds himself lying on the beach one day. He is picked up by Arashi, who manages a restaurant called Kurage no Shokudō. When asked who he is, the protagonist tells a lie that he lost his memory — but he remembers everything, including the fact that his twin brother died.

The remainder of the cast members include Kenta Zaima, Konori Saitō, Masaya Matsukaze, Satomi Koorogi, and Sayuri Sadaoka.

Chinese illustrator Zhao Yingle drew the art for the serialized novels. Hiromi Taniguchi (episode animation director on Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~) is making her directorial debut on this anime and designing the characters. Chika Suzumura (Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~, Muromi-san) brushed up the script scenario. Taniguchi lists on her official Twitter account that the anime is a short anime.

The Kodansha Box imprint and King Records' Starchild Records label run the BOX-AiR program, which "considers" adapting the winners of the magazine's award into anime. The "Kodansha BOX-AiR Newcomer of the Year Award" launched in 2011, and the organizers selected Aruvu Rezuru -Kikai Jikake no Yōsei-tachi- out the first 11 award winners for BOX-AiR's first-ever anime. This anime eventually became part of the Anime Mirai 2013 lineup.

Mitsuwano won the program's 12th award in 2012. The organizers then revealed last year that Mitsuwano would be getting an anime adaptation also.

Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip

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