Piacevole! My Italian Cooking Anime's Character Introduction Video Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Sayaka Senbongi, Yūki Yonai, more star in January anime

The official website for Piace: Watashi no Italian (Piacevole! My Italian Cooking), the anime adaptation of Atsuko Watanabe's Piacevole! manga, began streaming a character and cast introduction trailer on Thursday. The anime will premiere in January. (Note: the YouTube video on the website is region-locked in some territories.)

The cast, in order of appearance in the video, includes:

  • Sayaka Senbongi as Morina Nanase
  • Yūki Yonai as Mallow Kitahara
  • Yōhei Azakami as Kirihide Konno
  • Yōko Hikasa as Ruri Fujiki
  • Taku Yashiro as Ei Oreki
  • Hiromi Igarashi as Sara Teiri

Hiroaki Sakurai (Kodocha, Di Gi Charat, Maid Sama!) is directing the anime at Zero-G, with Watanabe herself drawing the anime's character designs. Reiji Kasuga (Sasami: Magical Girls Club, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class) is credited as art director.

Crunchyroll licensed the manga in April, and the first volume is available digitally in English. Crunchyroll describes the manga:

High schooler Morina Nanase starts work at Trattoria Festa, an Italian restaurant filled with various and sundry quirky characters...and where through its unique cuisine, she will begin to mature as a person.

Watanabe (Heavy Object, Hanayamata) has worked as an animator and character designer on numerous anime projects before starting Piacevole! in the Comico manga app in 2013 (under the pen name Nab_At.) Taibundou released the first compiled book volume last September.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.

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