Monster Musume Casts Yu Kobayashi as Smith, Opens Exchange Host Site
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the television anime of OKAYADO's Monster Musume (Monster Musume no Iru Nichijō or Everyday Life with Monster Girls) manga announced a new voice cast member on Saturday. Yu Kobayashi will play Smith, the Interspecies Cultural Exchange coordinator who is key to the story.
The anime also opened a website for cultural exchange hosts and would-be hosts on Saturday. The site lets prospective hosts sign up to invite one of six monster guests into their homes, and then track their daily lives. Hosts earn "love points" for correctly answering questions, and as they accumulate love points, they can receive various presents.
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 in March, 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 other cast members are:
Ari Ozawa as Papi
Natsuki Aikawa as Centorea
Mayuka Nomura as Suu
Haruka Yamazaki as Melo
Sakura Nakamura as Rachnera
"Smith with MON" — a unit made up of the voice actresses for Ms. Smith, Manako, Tionishia, Zombina, and Doppel — will perform the ending theme song "Hey! Smith!!"
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.
The series is set to debut in July, and will air on Tokyo MX TV, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, BS11, and AT-X.