Monster Musume TV Anime's Cast, Staff Revealed

posted on by Daryl Lee Hale
Sora Amamiya, Ari Ozawa, Natsuki Aikawa star in series premiering in July

The June issue of Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Ryū magazine will announce the cast and staff of the TV anime adaptation of the Monster Musume (Monster Musume no Iru Nichijō or Everyday Life with Monster Girls) manga on Saturday. The series is set to debut in July.

So far, the cast includes:

  • Sora Amamiya as Miia
  • Ari Ozawa as Papi
  • Natsuki Aikawa as Centorea

Tatsuya Yoshihara (Muromi-san, Yatterman Night) will direct the anime, with series composition and scripting by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Miss Monochrome). Takaya Sunagawa (Yozakura Quartet ~Tsuki ni Naku~) will serve as character designer and animation director. Shunji Akasaka (key animator for Tamayura - More Aggressive, Cardfight!! Vanguard) will serve as chief animation director and sub-character designer. manzo and Hiroaki Tsutsumi are composing the music for the series. Lerche x Seva is handling the show's animation.

Additional staff members are as follows:

Prop Design and Key Animator: Takahito Sakazume
Art Director: Hiroko Tanabe
Color Key: Kumiko Yanagisawa
Director of Photography: Kazuyoshi Shiomi
Editor: Masaki Sakamoto
Sound Director: Hiroto Morishita

Okayado launched the manga in Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Ryū magazine in 2012. Seven Seas Entertainment published the sixth compiled volume in North America last month, and it describes the story:

Monsters: they're real, and they want to date us!

Three years ago, the world learned that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and all manners of fabulous creatures are not merely fiction; they are flesh and blood - not to mention scale, feather, horn, and fang. Thanks to the "Cultural Exchange Between Species Act," these once-mythical creatures have assimilated into society, or at least, they're trying.

When a hapless human teenager named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a "volunteer" into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu's job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life.

Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably sexy, and the law against interspecies breeding is very strict. Even worse, when a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy move in, what's a full-blooded teenage human with raging hormones to do?!

The series is often listed on The New York Times manga best-seller list. The manga's official Japanese website launched a campaign last September, asking fans to weigh in with their opinions on an anime adaptation over Twitter.

[Via Yaraon!]

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