Castle Town Dandelion Anime's 1st Promo Streamed

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Kana Hanazawa stars in July anime of four-panel manga

Japanese television station TBS aired the first promotional video for the anime of Ayumu Kasuga's four-panel manga Castle Town Dandelion (Jōkamachi no Dandelion) on Thursday. Kana Hanazawa narrates the video as her character Akane Sakurada to introduce the premise.

I-it's nice to meet you, I'm Akane Sakurada. My family is my mother and father and 9 siblings: me, 2 older sisters, 1 older brother, 2 younger brothers, and 3 younger sisters. We're a normal big family except for one thing that's different. Our father is actually a king. That is to say we're royalty, but we live a normal life in the castle town. Oh, there's one more thing that's different. We siblings all have special powers. And the next king will be chosen from among us. The decision will be made based on the citizen's votes. I wonder who the chosen one will be? A slapstick family comedy about nine siblings. Jōkamachi no Dandelion. Broadcast starting in July. I'm waiting for your votes!

The cast will star:

Kana Hanazawa as Akane Sakurada

Ai Kayano as Aoi Sakurada

Ryohei Kimura as Shū Sakurada

Kaori Ishihara as Kanade Sakurada

Ayumu Murase as Haruka Sakurada

Eriko Matsui as Misaki Sakurada

Yui Ogura as Hikari Sakurada

Aina Suzuki as Shiori Sakurada

Shiori Katsuta as Teru Sakurada

In addition, Yuka Aisaka will play Hana Satō.

In the story, the everyday lives of the nine super-powered siblings of the royal family are monitored by more than 200 surveillance cameras and broadcast nationwide. The people of the nation who are watching the broadcast will have the ability to elect the next monarch. The story focuses on Akane, the third-oldest sister who can manipulate gravity. She is shy and desperately does not want to be caught on camera.

Noriaki Akitaya (Bakuman., BONJOUR Sweet Love Patisserie) will helm the series at Production IMS (Inari Kon Kon, The Testament of Sister New Devil, Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!). Reiko Yoshida (Non Non Biyori, Bakuman., You and Me.) will handle series composition, and Shinpei Kobayashi (Aldnoah.Zero, Inari Kon Kon) will design the characters and serve as animation director. Kasuga previously designed the characters for the Gonna be the Twin-Tail!! anime that premiered last October.

Yui Ogura is performing the ending theme "Honey♥Come!!" and joining Kaori Ishihara to perform the opening theme "Ring Ring Rainbow!!"

The anime will premiere in July.

Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video.

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