Working/Wagnaria's New TV Anime Streams Videos for Hana, Sayuri
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for WWW.WORKING, the television anime of the web comic Web-ban Working!!, began streaming two new trailers, each introducing a different character, on Friday. The first video focuses on Hana Miyakoshi (Haruka Tomatsu) and the second video focuses on Sayuri Muranushi (Yōko Hikasa). (Note: The YouTube videos are region-locked outside of Japan).
Web-ban Working!! is a four-panel web comic spinoff of Karino Takatsu's original Working!! manga series. It takes place at another Wagnaria family restaurant location. In the story, Daisuke Higashida gets a job at the restaurant because of family financial difficulties, but no one who works there is normal.
The anime cast members are all returning from a drama CD that shipped with the third manga volume. They include:
Haruka Tomatsu as Hana Miyakoshi, a mysterious high schooler who is already a floor chief. Strong, but not so bright
Kouki Uchiyama as Masahiro Adachi, an honest and upright kitchen staffer. Easily confused.
Yōko Hikasa as Sayuri Muranushi, an art school student with few social graces but with a knack for her work. She can see what cannot be seen
Risa Taneda as Kisaki Kondō, an aimless college student and Muranushi's childhood friend who doesn't work.
Sora Amamiya as Shiho Kamakura, a rather rich girl who feels a little, mostly, fairly warped mentality. She may have feelings for Shindō.
Kensho Ono as Yūta Shindō, a poor freelancer who is at the family restaurant during the day and at a host club at night.
Yumi Kamakura (Wagnaria!!3) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures.
Takatsu posted the web manga on her own official website and Square Enix is publishing the series into compiled volumes. The limited edition third volume bundled a drama CD, as will the limited edition fourth and fifth volumes, which will ship on September 24 and December 24, respectively.
Takatsu serialized her Working!! manga in Shonen Gangan from 2005 to 2014, and it already inspired three television anime seasons. Crunchyroll streamed all three series as they aired in Japan, and NISA licensed and released the first two seasons in North America under the title Wagnaria!!. Aniplex of America is releasing the third season.
[Via Comic Natalie]
Thanks to Kagayaki and Dennis R for the embedded videos.
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