Kurage no Shokudō Anime's March 9 Date, Theme Song, Teaser Video Revealed
posted on by Egan Loo
StarChild's official website for the anime of Miyako Aoyama's light novel series Kurage no Shokudō (literally, Jellyfish Restaurant) announced that the original video anime will ship on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on March 9. The cast completed recording their roles on December 2. The website is also streaming a promotional video:
In the story, the protagonist Yōtarō Misaki (played by Customi-Z vocalist/guitarist Goro Kurihara) finds himself lying on the beach one day. He is picked up by Arashi, who manages a restaurant called Kurage no Shokudō. When asked who he is, the protagonist tells a lie that he lost his memory — but he remembers everything, including the fact that his twin brother died.
The remainder of the cast members include Kenta Zaima, Konori Saitō, Masaya Matsukaze, Satomi Koorogi, and Sayuri Sadaoka. Customi-Z is contributing the theme song "Shiosai" (The Sound of Waves).
Chinese illustrator Zhao Yingle drew the art for the serialized novels. Hiromi Taniguchi (episode animation director on Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~) is making her directorial debut on this anime at the studio ZEXCS, and she is also designing the anime's characters. Yutaka Uemura is serving as assistant director, and Chika Suzumura (Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~, Muromi-san) wrote the script.
Hiromasa Ogura is the art director, and Satoshi Takezawa is the color key artist. Team Taniguchi is in charge of special effects, and Yasuhiro Akamatsu is the director of photography. Shigeki Nemoto is the 3D director, and Hiroshi Okuda is editing. Toshiki Kameyama is directing the sound at Groove, and Shigenobu Ookawa is composing the music at StarChild Records.
The Kodansha Box imprint and King Records' Starchild Records label run the BOX-AiR program, which "considers" adapting the winners of the magazine's award into anime. The "Kodansha BOX-AiR Newcomer of the Year Award" launched in 2011, and the organizers selected Aruvu Rezuru -Kikai Jikake no Yōsei-tachi- out the first 11 award winners for BOX-AiR's first-ever anime. This anime eventually became part of the Anime Mirai 2013 lineup.
Mitsuwano won the program's 12th award in 2012. The organizers then revealed in 2013 that Mitsuwano would be getting an anime adaptation also.
Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video, and thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip