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Cast Performs Etotama Anime's Theme Songs

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Series centers on foolish cat girl trying to become Chinese zodiac member

The official website for animation studio Shirogumi Inc. (Moyashimon, Antique Bakery, Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki) and Tablier Communications' original television anime Etotama unveiled previews of the series' opening and ending themes on Wednesday.

Junky wrote and composed the opening theme, "Retry☆Rendez-vous," performed by Rie Murakawa, the voice of Nya-tan:

Soruraru BOB, a vocal unit consisting of Murakawa, Eriko Matsui (Mootan), Yuka Aisaka (Usatan), Yumiri Hanamori (Uritan), Hitomi Nabatame (Shaatan), Maaya Uchida (Doratan), Mai Fuchigami (Meitan), Mariko Honda (Inutan), Megumi Toda (Kiitan), Mikoi Sasaki (Piyotan), Sayaka Ōhara (Chuutan), and Yuiko Tatsumi (Shimatan), is performing the ending theme. Deko Akao, who is handling the series composition for the anime, wrote the lyrics and Starving Trancer composed the song:

The series, which "aims to be the noisiest anime in Japan," is slated to premiere in April 2015.

The cast so far includes:

Rie Murakawa will play Nya-tan, the cat zodiac. She and the other zodiac characters have an "adult mode" and a "pretty mode"

Hiro Shimono will play Takeru Tendo, a high school student who lives in Akihabara.

Sayaka Ōhara as Chuutan (mouse)

Eriko Matsui will play Mootan, the cow zodiac character.

Ari Ozawa will play Umatan, the horse zodiac character.

Yumiri Hanamori will play Uritan, the boar zodiac character.

Yuka Aisaka as Usatan (rabbit)

Megumi Toda as Kiitan (monkey)

Mikoi Sasaki as Piyotan (rooster)

Hitomi Nabatame as Shaatan (snake)

Maaya Uchida as Doratan (dragon)

Mai Fuchigami as Meitan (sheep)

Mariko Honda as Inutan (dog)

Yuiko Tatsumi as Shimatan (tiger)

The website is now streaming the series' promotional video with all the characters revealed and a "pretty version" promotional video.

Kadokawa's Dengeki Daioh magazine launched a manga version of the series in the January 2014 issue. Shirogumi and Tablier Communications are credited with the original work, Takashi Hoshi (Schäferhund) and Tōru Zekū (Trinity x Venus) are credited with the manga's original story, and Hiroma Hino is drawing the manga.

The manga's story revolves around Nya-tan, the cat of Chinese astrology who wants to become a member of the Chinese zodiac. Nya-tan is simple and suffers from memory loss, and she tries various foolish ways to become a member. She meets Takeru Tendo, a high school student who lives alone in Akihabara, and becomes a freeloader at his house. Little by little, she gets closer to her goal

Images © Shirogumi Inc.
© Shirogumi Inc. / TLC inc.
© Etotama Production Committee
© Kadokawa Corporation

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