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Sanzoku Diary Original Anime DVD's Cast, Staff, Promo Video Unveiled

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Taishi Murata plays hunter, manga creator Kentarō Okamoto in June anime

Japanese publisher Kodansha's official YouTube channel began streaming a promotional video for the anime adaptation of Kentarō Okamoto's Sanzoku Diary manga on Sunday. The video reveals the anime's cast and staff, and previews the show's theme song "Usobuku Sanzoku" (Boastful Bandit).

Kentarō: December 31, 2009. Snow.
Text: Kentarō Okamoto, Occupation: Hunter, occasional manga creator.
Kentarō: I, Kentarō Okamoto, hunt deep in the mountains of Okayama Prefecture.
Kentarō: Distance is about 40 meters. If only it'd face a little more this way.
Text: First anime adaptation.
Logo: Sanzoku Diary
Text: Collects hunting and gourmet scenes from the first manga volume.
Text: Studio DLE mixes CG for a flavorful production.
Text: You'll go hungry when you watch it, but your heart will be fulfilled.

The cast is as follows:

Azuma Tani (Thermae Romae, Haiyoru! Nyaru-Ani, Japan Animator Expo's "Hill Climb Girl") will direct the project at the studio DLE. Romanov Higa (TANK S.W.A.T. 01, The Future Diary 3D CG) will serve as CG director.

Kodansha will bundle the anime with a special edition of the manga's sixth volume, which will ship on June 23. The manga will also come with an original table coaster.

The manga follows the real-life story of how Okamoto became a hunter with his air gun and ate what he hunted, including deep-frying (karaage) a rabbit, roasting a duck, and grilling (yakitori) a crow. The manga also includes survival techniques as Okamoto relates when he himself became lost in the mountains.

Okamoto launched the manga in Kodansha's Evening magazine in 2011. The manga was nominated for the 6th Manga Taisho Award and the 38th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards in 2014.

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