Makura no Danshi Pillow Boys DVD to Add Unaired Episode
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Online retailer Amazon is listing that the DVD release of the Makura no Danshi (Pillow Boys) television anime will include an original anime episode that will not air on television. The DVD will also include all 12 television episodes of the anime, the creditless opening, and an audio commentary by the cast and staff. It is slated for release on November 27.
The anime promises a "new and novel 'sleeping side-by-side' experience entirely in the first-person perspective" to "heal tired hearts." It features 12 "makura no danshi" (pillow boys), all full of distinctly individual personalities and each catering to viewers who like a certain "type." The boys all live in the same town underneath a starry sky. Each of the "makura no danshi" will star his own weekly episode as they "sleep beside you and whisper."
The anime stars:
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Nao Sasayama, the ria-jū [living the real life] boy
Sora Takahata as Eiji Kijinami, the dialect boy
Daisuke Kishio as Yonaga Chigiri, the flower arrangement boy
Shinnosuke Tachibana as Yayoi Chigiri, the flower arrangement boy
Kousuke Toriumi as Shirusu Mochizuki, the librarian boy
Daisuke Namikawa as Sōsuke Tanaka, the sempai boy
Natsuki Hanae as Merry, the pillow boy
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Kanade Hanamine, the music boy
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Yū Maiki,chūni [adolescent delusion] boy
Ayumu Murase as Hareto Enokawa, the cherub boy
Yūichirō Iida, the stall vender boy (voice actor to be announced)
Yuniko Ayana (Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic, Futsū no Joshikōsei ga Locodol Yattemita) and Ayumi Sekine (scripts on Inari Kon Kon, WATAMOTE) are writing the scenario, and Mika Yamamoto (Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising-, Sengoku Basara 4's alternate costume designs) designed the characters. Assez Finaud Fabric and feel. (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, Futsū no Joshikōsei ga Locodol Yattemita, Minamike Tadaima) are producing the anime for Earth Star Entertainment.
The character Merry, as voiced by Hanae, sings the opening theme song "Makura no Danshi." Masayoshi Ōishi (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun's "Kimi Janakya Dame Mitai") wrote the music and lyrics of the "cheerful pop melody," and arranged the song.
The anime premiered in Japan on Monday on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and other stations.